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Athol Fire Department has a position available for a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic.

The Athol Fire Department is actively accepting applications for the position of full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for 48 hours (two 24-hour shifts) per week plus overtime and details.


The Athol Fire Department is a combination Fire Department located in Central Massachusetts providing fire suppression, search & rescue, advanced life support, and specialized functions to the Town of Athol as well as our surrounding communities, responding to over 4,000 calls per year, over 34 square miles, with a population of over 13,000 people.  


The Athol Fire Department is now a non-civil service department with compensation and benefits per collective bargaining agreement with the Athol Professional Firefighters Local 1751. Competitive salary, benefits, and CBA package. 

All applicants must:

  • Be a current licensed Massachusetts/Nationally Registered Paramedic 

  • Have an active Massachusetts Driver’s License

  • Be Over 18 years of age.

  • Be able to pass a Physical Ability test.

  • Be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination.

  • Be able to pass a background investigation.

  • Must be able to complete the Massachusetts Career Recruit Training Program within 1 year. 

Preference given to:

  • Certified Paramedics

  • Military veterans

  • Lateral transfers

  • Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Career Recruit graduates

Interested applicants should submit resumes with cover letters in hand

no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 8, 2024

All submissions shall be sent to the attention of:


Athol Fire Chief Joseph Guarnera at (preferable)


Fire Chief Joseph Guarnera

Athol Fire Department

2251 Main Street

Athol, MA 01331

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