Career/Reserve Firefighter Information


Midway Fire District is a very progressive Fire District situated in south Santa Rosa County on the peninsula just minutes from Pensacola Beach.  The District provides Fire Suppression, ALS First Response, and a Hazardous Materials / Special Operations team to a community of 30,000.

Midway Fire District is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Position Open Date Closing Date
Division Chief August 1, 2016 August 19, 2016 @5:00pm
Reserve Firefighter July 21, 2016 OPEN


Division Chief Information/ Job Description

GENERAL DEFINITIONS AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:  Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:  This is very responsible administrative, managerial, and technical work involving directing the activities of a principal division, Fire Prevention Division. Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing and directing the activities of uniformed and civilian employees of the Fire Rescue Division as manager of any functional bureau within Fire Rescue. Work of this class requires comprehensive knowledge and the application of modern firefighting and emergency medical / rescue techniques, methods, and practices, and a thorough knowledge of current local, state and federal laws. Work involves considerable responsibility for making decisions regarding actions to be taken, and for independent judgment in the interpretation of rules and regulations, as well as in the application of laws and ordinances. The work requires familiarity with the organization and functions of the Fire Rescue Division and a thorough knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures affecting Division personnel. The work also includes responsibility for the selection, placement, promotion, training and development, safety and discipline of assigned personnel. An employee of this class may be required, on occasion, to respond and assume command of a major fire/rescue emergency. Although work is subject to review and inspection by the Fire Chief, an employee in this class works with relative independence in day-to-day activities, requiring the exercise of considerable judgment and initiative.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:  Directs, coordinates, and manages all the activities of sworn and civilian personnel of the assigned bureau. Prepares annual budget estimates for the assigned bureau and assists on formulation of agency budget. Respond to and assume command of a major fire/rescue emergency, as needed. Responsible for the selection, placement, promotion, training, development, safety, appraisal and discipline of Fire Prevention Personnel which includes Fire Academy. Attends and participates in conferences and meetings; appear before community, civic, educational and professional groups to provide better understanding of the Fire Rescue Division’s activities; receives input from those present and explains and promotes diverse subjects including fire prevention, EMS, rescue, life safety and community relations.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:  Thorough knowledge of the practices of each of the bureaus of the Fire Rescue Division. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of fire suppression and prevention. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency rescue and advanced life support operations. Thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and codes at the federal, state, and county level relating to fire safety, prevention and EMS. Thorough knowledge of Fire Rescue Division policies, rules, and regulations. Considerable knowledge of training principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to the division’s activities. Thorough knowledge of the geography of the county. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to direct the work of fire rescue employees in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public as necessitated by the work. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduate of an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Service, Management or other related field, and have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in management of Fire Rescue Services, preferably at a command staff level.
Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of paid firefighting experience in an organized career fire division/department with at least five (5) years at or above the rank of lieutenant and have considerable, progressive experience in firefighting, hazardous materials, rescue, emergency medical, management, and emergency management.
Possess and maintain a State of Florida Certification as an EMT.
Possess and maintain a valid American Heart Association CPR “BLS for Health Care Providers” card or the American Red Cross Professional CPR card.
Possess a valid State of Florida Fire Officer II Certification.
Possess a valid State of Florida Fire Instructor Certification.
Possess a valid State of Florida Fire Safety Inspector Certification.
Must have a valid Florida driver's license with clean record and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at all times during employment.
Must reside within or not more than twenty (20) miles outside of the Midway Fire District boundary lines.
Is at least 18 years of age.

SPECIAL PREFERENCES:  Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, fire administration, emergency medical or related field.



Reserve Firefighter Information

Reserves for Midway must donate a minimum of 24 hours a month to the District. You must  be Florida certified Firefighter 1  and attend at least two training sessions a month. As a Reserve firefighter, during your initial training, you will be learning skills that will allow you to increase your level of participation in fire scenes, rescue operations, fire prevention, and many more critical services the District provides.


***Applications will only be accepted for currently advertised and vacant positions.

Applications can be picked up at 1322 College Parkway Gulf Breeze, FL 32563, or downloaded here:

Division Chief Application

Reserve-Trainee Firefighter Application

Firefighter/EMT Application (Not currently open)

Application and copies of certifications must be delivered to 1322 College Parkway Gulf Breeze FL 32563 no later than 5:oo pm upon the closing date. Applications must be mailed or delivered with the original signature. (No faxed or emailed copies will be excepted.)

All applicants must be at least 18 y/o, have a valid Florida driver’s license and a high school diploma or GED.

Please Note:

Midway Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V- Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace.