Firefighter/Paramedic Examination


The City of Solon will be establishing a list of candidates for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic for the Solon Fire-Rescue Department.   Testing for this position will include a written examination given by Ohio Public Safety Exams on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Solon Community Center, 9:00 a.m.   A passing score of 70% on the written examination must be achieved to move on through the hiring process. Only the first 100 applications are being accepted.   

All applicants must attain the age of twenty-one (21) on or before the date of the examination and are required to be a State of Ohio certified paramedic on the date of hire.   Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and in good mental and physical health, have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and have a valid driver’s license.  

The starting salary for a new hire with an Ohio Firefighter 2 Certification and an Ohio Paramedic Certification is $72,982. City benefits include Health Care (Employee participation), prescription, dental, and vision.  In addition, benefits include membership in the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, vacation, sick leave accruals, and select paid holidays.

All applicants will be required to provide, by date of hire, a valid certificate of completion of the Firefighter’s Physical Agility Test administered by Cuyahoga Community College.  

Interested candidates must submit an application and letter of interest on-line by visiting the City of Solon website  Click on “Apply Online” or visit the Human Resources webpage for more information.  There is a $20 non-refundable fee to be paid to take the examination  Applications and fees must be completed and submitted by Friday, October 16, 2020.  Applications and payment are to be completed on the City of Solon website.  No applications will be mailed to interested applicants.  

The City of Solon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, disability or military veteran status in employment or provision of services.  All information received is subject to the public record laws of the State of Ohio.   

  DATE POSTED:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020