About Us
The Riverside Fire Department provides Fire, EMS, Rescue, and other specialized services to a suburban community located northwest of downtown Kansas City, MO in southern Platte County.  Our area of response is approximately 7 square miles.  The department is an ALS non-transport EMS provider and contracts its ambulance transports with City of Kansas City and American Medical Response.  The department maintains a vigorous in-house training program, along with sending our personnel to to outside training including winter and summer fire schools and much more.  The department trains for and maintains these specialized areas: technical rescues, ice rescues, swift water, and boat operations.

The Position
This position controls and extinguishes fires and engages in search and rescue for the preservation of life and property in addition to responding to medical emergencies and and administering life saving measures as defined by the MO State Department of Health and Senior Services.


212 hours in a 28 day work period.  Operates on a 48/96 cycle that includes nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime assignments.  

  • Must be 19 years of age at time of application.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record.
  • Must have Firefighter 1 & 2 certifications.
  • Must have a MO Paramedic License at time of hire.
  • Must have a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) & Fire Service Entry Exam (FSEE) 

Compensation & Benefits
$17.39-$26.09 per hour or $47,940-$71,910 annually
Full-time employees are eligible for full city benefits beginning the first day of the month following hire.

How to Apply
Apply Online via the link on the Career Opportunities page.  Applications may also be accompanied by a cover letter and resume.