Joplin Fire Dept is hiring, “we will bring you on, pay you, train you, get you certified” – Training Chief Dustin Lunow

Lateral transfers, New Firefighters, Current Volunteer Firefighters? They will pay you while they train you.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Quick links here or scroll below to read more as we chatted with Fire Training Chief Dustin Lunow recently.

As a Joplin Firefighter I am biased.  But I believe we have the greatest group of people that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. We are a very tight-knit group. There is a lot of tradition.  There is a lot of pride and ownership. We have great equipment. And our personnel are second to none. They are the greatest I believe.” – Joplin Fire Training Chief Dustin Lunow of Carl Juction, Mo.

FIRE TRAINING CHIEF, DUSTIN LUNOW: Chief Lunow is the head of the department’s training division. He oversees and implements the daily training of Fire Department Personnel in all areas required, which include basic firefighting techniques, rescue systems and procedures, and Hazmat response and mitigation. He also coordinates the Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Homeland Security Response Team. 👉🏾 Click to contact Chief Dustin Lunow via phone or email if you have questions.

LATERAL TRANSFER: The application process is open right now at the Joplin Fire Department. Lateral transfer is an individual who is currently working at a career department that is a certified firefighter.  They do not have to live in the city limits.  They do not even have to live in the state. It’s a plus to have your EMT however it’s not required.  We will bring them on-board through the interview committee board, it’s kind of a fast-track process to get them on.

NEW HIRE FIREFIGHTERS: The application is open right now.  Individuals who are not currently working as firefighters.  You have to be 18, high school diploma or equivalent.  Equal Opportunity Employer, hiring men and women. You can live out of state.  No residency requirements. Previously applicants had to be a certified firefighter or EMT… BUT WE ARE WAIVING THOSE REQUIREMENTS. We are going to be doing a lot of hiring as we look forward to the future with Station No. 7 opening. So we will bring you on, pay you, we will train you, get you certified.  What we need are individuals who are really motivated, who care about their community, and make a difference.

CURRENTLY A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: A large number of our Joplin Firefighters still volunteer with their original groups.  Myself I volunteer with the Carl Junction Fire Protection District. Many work their full time job here as a Joplin Firefighter and they still volunteer at their local department where they currently live.

NOTE: The City of Joplin is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

MORE QUESTIONS?  Click here to email Chief Lunow for more on recruitment.



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