Department Employment/Volunteer

If you would like to make a profession out of helping your community, then becoming a professional firefighter with the Daphne Fire Department may be the career for you. Firefighting is a rewarding career that places the needs of the community above your own.

The City of Daphne employs some of the most highly trained, motivated and dedicated professionals in the fire service, and the city's wages and benefits are excellent.

Professional Firefighter Requirements


(Note: these general requirements are subject to change and will be updated at the time of posted job announcements)
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Insurability by the City of Daphne's insurance carrier
  • Completion of a background screening and drug test
  • Successful completion of the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) administered through the Alabama Fire College
  • Be in the top percentile of an entry level written test and pass an oral board interview

When to Apply

We encourage qualified applicants to apply online for posted positions. The City of Daphne only accepts applications for jobs currently posted and reserves the right to extend or cancel any posting without notice. Applications must be submitted and received by 5:00pm on the closing date of the posting. Applications may be rejected if incomplete or if supporting documentation is not submitted as required.

Where to Apply

Please note: the City of Daphne will no longer accept paper applications for promotional or employment opportunities. All online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and appointing authorities have access to the applicant information submitted.

Follow this Career Opportunities link for a complete listing of City of Daphne open positions and instructions on how to submit an application.

If you are interested in a position that is not currently posted, please subscribe to a Job Interest card, found under Job Categories, on our Career Opportunities page. For each Job Interest card you complete, you will receive email notifications for the next 12 months should an open position be posted.

Current Job Openings

Follow this Career Opportunities link for a current listing of open positions with the City of Daphne.

It is the policy of the City of Daphne to insure equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, national origin, or political background, except where age or sex is a bona-fide occupational qualification.

Potential employees must provide a current Motor Vehicle Report, be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier, and pass a drug test, physical screen, and background check.

Volunteer Firefighters Needed in Daphne


Interested in becoming a firefighter? The Daphne Fire Department is always in great need of volunteer firefighters. When a fire breaks out in the City of Daphne, there is an extreme need for manpower in addition to the current full-time, professional firefighters we staff. Volunteer firefighters often maintain full time jobs, but still want to assist their neighbors during emergencies and disasters. Our volunteers work alongside the professional firefighters to extinguish fires and respond to emergency medical and rescue calls.

Volunteer Benefits & Training


Basic benefits do apply, including equipment needs, life insurance, basic medical needs as related to on the job injury, and all fire training. All volunteers will be trained in firefighting techniques, basic response techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, and basic first aid. Daphne Volunteer Firefighters will be fully trained in all fire response education prior to fighting fires in our city. The greatest benefit will be the selfless service you will provide to our community.

Volunteer Firefighter Requirements


Volunteer firefighters must meet the following simple criteria:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A current physical stating you are able to meet the physical standards required of the fire services industry
Anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter should contact the Daphne Fire Department at 251-620-0720.