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The Elyria Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter through Lateral Transfer.  Applicants must complete and submit an online application through  Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, January 11, 2022  through Monday, February  21, 2022 at midnight.

The Elyria Fire Department is a mid-size department that offers an exciting and rewarding career In Fire Rescue, along with an excellent benefits package (medical, vision, life insurance, and a pension with Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund).  There are opportunities for promotion, as well as career development within specialized units such as Technical Rescue, Hazmat, and Investigator.


  • Current Full-time paid Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic in the State of Ohio
  • United States citizen
  • Ability to read and write the English language
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED



The completed civil service application, along with a copy of your State of Ohio Firefighter and EMT or Paramedic Certificate and acknowledgement of “Essential Functions for” must be submitted through FirefighterApp.comno later than Monday, February 21st, 2022 at midnight.


Once the Lateral Transfer list is certified by the Civil Service Commission, each applicant will be notified through email to complete the background investigation process through another online platform.  You must be diligent in checking your email and complete the requested information in a timely manner, or risk disqualification for hire.  Applicants will be subject to the following testing prior to full appointment: CVSA/Polygraph, Medical Physical with Drug Screen, and Psychological Exam.

Submission of false information will result in disqualification from the application process and/or employment if discovery of falsification occurs after appointment.

For any questions or additional information call 440-326-1413

Please direct questions regarding this position to

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant’s responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their FirefighterApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.