The dedicated professionals of the Turkey Creek Fire Territory are currently looking for professional individuals who are interested in becoming a CAREER FIREFIGHTER/ EMT. We serve a diverse population of approximately 8,500 permanent citizens and provide mutual aid response to other surrounding agencies. Turkey Creek Fire Territory personnel train and work to provide the best emergency services available. We strive to meet every challenge with professionalism, integrity and accountability, and we will set the standard for others in our field. We provide competent and compassionate care to those in need. The Turkey Creek Fire Territory staffs 4 certified personnel per shift, along with a Fire Chief and Deputy Chief during business hours. Our Advanced Life Support ambulances are staffed with Paramedics and EMTs 24 hours a day. We work closely with our Medical Director to provide the most current, evidence-based EMS care available.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
- Must be at least 21 years of age, but not over 36 years of age when sworn in as a firefighter.
- Must be a high school graduate, as evidenced by a transcript issued by an accredited high school.
- Must possess a valid unrestricted driver's license.
- Must be willing, if appointed, to reside within Kosciusko County or an adjoining county in Indiana.
- Must have current Fire/EMT or Paramedic certification.
- Paramedic certification without firefighter experience will be accepted.
- Must have current CPAT card. (Candidate Physical Ability Test)
Copies of the Following Documents are Required
- DD214 (Armed Services Discharge if applicable)
- Birth Certificate
- High School Diploma
- Valid Driver's License
- Firefighter Certification (or Paramedic certification in lieu of)
- EMT or Paramedic Certification
- Written Test (06/21/2016)
- Oral Interview Board (July 2016)
- Background Investigation
- Psychological Examination
- Pension (77 PERF) Physical Examination
- Conditional Offer of Employment
- High School or Equivalent
All applications must be completed and returned to the Turkey Creek Fire Station #2 by 1530 hours on 06/10/2016. Candidates may be required to pay a $10.00 deposit for a Candidate Test Preparation Manual.
Employment Applications are Available in the File Library or may picked up in person at:
Turkey Creek Fire Territory---Station #2 8138 E. McClintic Rd. Syracuse, In. 46567 (574)457-5507
Turkey Creek Fire Territory---Station #1 402 N. Huntington St. Syracuse, In. 46567 (574)457-4100
Fri. Jun 26th 2015
The Annual Department Pork Chop & Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser will be on Saturday July 4th, 2015. Prices are as follows:Chicken--$6.00 per halfPork Chops--$6.00 eachCorn on the Con--$1.00 eachWe will begin selling at approximately 10:00 AM and continue until sold out.Please enter from ...
Fri. Jun 26th 2015
The Turkey Creek Fire Territory Executive Board public meeting is the second Monday of each month at 6:45 PM at the Syracuse Town Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.Turkey Creek Fire Territory Executive Board Members:Kim Cates--President--Turkey Creek Township RepresentativeDen...
Thu. Dec 18th 2014
A new grass/ brush fire truck has been ordered from 1st Attack Engineering, Inc. of Waterloo, In. The bid awarded was for $100,865.00. There is an estimated 18 week delay from the time of order of the new Ford chassis until the time of delivery to the manufacturer. The new chassis has been orde...
Sat. Jul 26th 2014
Repair parts are obtained and repairs are completed on the backup generator for the radio repeater tower on Kern Rd.
Wed. Jul 23rd 2014
The Turkey Creek Fire Territory, in an effort to increase awareness and protect our community from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, is providing free carbon monoxide detectors to everyone that cannot afford one. We would like to get at least one carbon monoxide detector in every r...
Fri. Oct 16th 2015
Dispatched for a mutual aid response to the Benton Township Fire Department at the scene of a field fire. Upon arrival, we assisted with the containment and extinguishment of the field fire. Several acres of standing corn is saved from damage. All units and personnel cleared the scene at 1527 hours ...
Sun. Oct 11th 2015
Dispatched for a fire alarm. The homeowner is home at the time of the alarm. Investigation reveals no fire conditions. A faulty smoke detector is located. The detector is noted to be 12 years old. The homeowner states that they will get the detector replaced. All units and personnel cleared the scen...
Sat. Oct 10th 2015
Dispatched for a fire alarm. Upon arrival, no smoke and/ or flames are visible from the exterior of the unoccupied and secured structure with the initial scene size up. A key holder arrived at the scene and unlocked the structure for further investigation of the interior of the structure. Inves...
Thu. Oct 8th 2015
Dispatched for a fire alarm at a condominium complex. Upon our arrival, the property manager is at the scene and unlocked the unit. The unit is investigated with no fire conditions noted. The alarm system is reset with no further activation. All units and personnel cleared the scene at 0015 hours an...
Thu. Oct 8th 2015
Dispatched for a mutual aid assist to the Milford Fire Department at a structure fire. Upon arrival, we set up Ladder 11 above the fire structure and utilized the thermal imaging camera to investigate the attached buildings on either side of the structure for possible extension of the fire and provi...