Employment & Careers

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The Valparaiso Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Firefighter/Paramedic. Applications will be available from April 2nd through April 30th, 2018.  All applications MUST be returned BY May 11th, 2018 at NOON to any of the Fire Department headquarters for the cities of Valparaiso, Portage, and Chesterton. Upon completion of the application phase, which includes a written exam, a swim test, a physical ability test, and an interview, applicants will be placed on a hiring list that will be in effect from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2020.



Read on for additional Employment Information regarding qualifications and our process.

Thank you for your interest in furthering your career in public safety with us!