Fire Department is recruiting for fire trainee program

The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department is currently recruiting for its fire trainee program.

According to Assistant Chief James “Morris” Letcher, fire trainees are like cadets.

The EMT classes at KCKCC are paid for and funded through the Unified Government, including book costs. They include Firefighter I and II positions, and EMT transitioning to paramedic.

Trainees are Wyandotte County residents who are 18 to 30 years old, go to school for three months and are paid $2,100 a month while in school, he said. Trainees will have to pass tests to advance.

Some of the trainee requirements are a high school diploma or GED; pass a written and agility test; vision with at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30; pass CVSA truth verification test and background; psychological assessment; and NFPA physical and drug screen.

The positions include paid holidays, vacations, medical, vision, retirement program, full-time, 40-hour week, and $2,100 monthly pay for the firefighter trainees.

The department’s next trainee program will start soon.

For more information, visit or contact Assistant Chief Letcher at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *