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If you have a strong desire to help others and be a part of a growing and diverse professional organization, there is no better place to start your professional firefighting and emergency medical services career than with Suwannee County Fire and Rescue.

You must be state of Florida certified firefighter/EMT and or paramedic prior to submitting an employment application with the Suwannee County. Person's that only hold a State of Florida Paramedic certification can only be hired as PRN staff.  

Employment applications may be found on this website, Suwannee County Human Resources Office located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, or Headquarters at 13530 80th Terrace Live Oak, FL 32060

Effective May 31, 2012, Suwannee County Fire Rescue has adopted a hiring process for all persons interested in employment with the department. During advertisement of positions, applications may be submitted through Suwannee County Human Resources located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060. The application must be filled out completely, including certifications and training that may be applicable to the position. Please include the performance testing release of liability form as well, which can be printed out from our website When the advertisement period has closed, applications will be graded to determine qualified applicants. These applicants will then be contacted to schedule a time for competency/skill testing.


After testing, the applicants with the highest scores will be interviewed. All selections will be sent to Human Resources for a background check.  Once background checks have cleared, Human Resources will contact the applicant to arrange for pre_employment Physical.


Certificates must be valid upon submission of application and appointment. If you are claiming veteran's preference, a copy of your DD-214 must also be attached with your certificates.

If you have any questions you may contact human resources at 386-364-3400

Already a certified firefighter and EMT or paramedic in another state? You must still be certified in Florida to be eligible for employment. 



- Must be 18 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Must have a State of Florida Certificate of Compliance for Firefighter
- Must have a State of Florida EMT and/or Paramedic Certificate
- Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver License
- Medical Examination
- Criminal background investigation
- Oral interview

If you fail to show for an appointment or do not pass one of the above steps, you may be suspended or disqualified from the process. You may reapply one year after the date of the eligibility list on which your name appeared and was certified.








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