The town of Bedford is seeking highly motivated, experienced Firefighters for civil service lateral transfers to our department. The Bedford Fire Department is a modern, progressive agency.  We put our community members first and serve our residents, business owners, workers and visitors with integrity and pride.

The town of Bedford has a daytime population of 34,000 and a nighttime population of 14,000 and responds to approximately 2,800 calls for service. There is a full-time staff of 35 full-time firefighters. Funding for a new Fire Station Headquarters land acquisition and building design has been approved.

Entrance Requirements: Only permanent civil service firefighters with MA EMT from Massachusetts are eligible for transfer under the provisions of Chapter 31, Section 35 of the Massachusetts General Laws.  Applicants must be willing to achieve paramedic certification within two years of employment. Partial tuition assistance will be available for three-year commitment and full tuition assistance will be available for a five year commitment. All candidates seeking transfer to the Bedford Fire Department will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical examination and psychological examination. Civil Service age restrictions do not apply to lateral transfers within civil service.

 Benefits:  Annual starting base salary is $65,400 which includes the EMT and ambulance stipends. Then after six months increases to $66,475 plus educational incentive benefits for those who earned degrees. Additional benefits include vacation and personal time, as well as strong medical insurance, specialty position stipends, holiday pay. An annual pay increase is assured in the form of step increases. Upon completion of a Paramedic Certificate an additional 5.25% is included in base pay.

Application  Process: Candidates seeking a transfer to the Bedford Fire Department must submit a letter of interest, a current resume and a letter from the Fire Chief from your current department authorizing you to participate in this transfer process to:

Bedford Fire Department
55 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA  01730

Any questions relative to this process should be directed to: Fire Chief David Grunes at 781-275-7262.