Unified Fire is the largest fire department in the State of Utah. Because of that, we have a multitude of career paths that a new firefighter could take in their career. Below, we have briefly outlined some of the opportunities afforded to Unified Fire Authority firefighters.
|Paramedic||Advanced life support; requires some prerequisites, promotion testing and yearly certification|
|Engineer||Driver/Operator of fire apparatus; requires engineer school, promotion testing and competence testing|
| Heavy Rescue Technician||Specialized rescue personnel; requires several advanced level classes and certifications and promotion testing |
|Hazardous Materials Technician ||Specialized rescue personnel; requires HazMat school, competence testing and promotion testing|
|Swiftwater Rescue Technician||Specialized rescue personnel; requires ongoing training and competence testing|
|Bomb Technician||Cross sworn personnel; requires specialized education ongoing training and competence testing|
| Emergency Management||UFA provides emergency management for all of Salt Lake County. These positions would require specialized education, ongoing training and hiring processes. |
| Tactical Medic (S.W.A.T.)||Cross sworn Paramedics working in conjunction with Law Enforcement; requires POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training), SWAT selection process and ongoing training|
| Urban Search & Rescue (USAR)||1 of 28 national teams who respond to FEMA declared emergencies; requires ongoing training |
|Arson Investigations ||Cross sworn investigators; requires POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training), promotion testing and ongoing training |
| Information Outreach (PIO)||Community & public relations, educational opportunities, and media relations through in person and digital platforms|
| Fire Prevention||Inspection of new and existing buildings and fire related equipment; requires promotion testing and ongoing training|
|Medical Training & Fire Training||Training specialists and officers responsible for the overall execution of our medical and fire standards|
| Wildland Division||Wildland firefighters responsible for both protection of our communities and available for deployment across the nation|
The jobs and assignments above in addition to our 23 stations throughout our communities gives anyone working with Unified Fire many choices to find their “right fit”.