Careers in Firefighting

Being a career Firefighter is one of the most rewarding careers in the world. If you ask most any firefighter they would tell you it is the best job in the world. Being able to serve citizens in their times of need is very satisfying in knowing you are there to help. Being a firefighter is also challenging, it takes a special person to want to run into a burning building when everyone else is trying to get out.

Firefighters these days are trained not only to fight fires but also serve as emergency medical providers, technicians of various disciplines, investigators, inspectors, and many other roles. 

Firefighters come from every background. Local 83 believe in and encourage a diverse workforce. After all we live with each other for 24 hours a day. 

Firefighter job positions and applications are handled through the City of Topeka Human Resources Department. For current job openings or applications visit