Chambersburg FD hiring: New firefighters at CFD

The Chambersburg Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters/EMTs this past week. 

Matthew Birgfeld and Neil Stover completed an intense 9 week fire academy at the Harrisburg Area Community College. 

The fire academy trains all new hires in firefighting operations, rescue techniques, emergency medical skills, and builds strong physical fitness standards.  The new firefighters graduated on April 30th out of a class of 16 recruits from various career departments throughout the state. 

Their first day on the job was this week.  

The Chambersburg Fire Department is currently accepting applications for full-time Firefighter/EMT positions. 

It’s an exciting career, Fire Chief Dustin Ulrich says. While it is demanding and requires dedication and a desire to serve the community, prior experience is not listed as a requirement. The deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday June 5. A written test is scheduled for June 8. 

See more information on the department’s website.

The Chambersburg Fire and EMS Department is a combination department consisting of both full-time, part-time, and volunteer Firefighter/EMTs. It responds to over 4,500 EMS calls and over 1,000 fire/rescue incidents per year. The department’s primary response is in the Borough of Chambersburg, but it also provide mutual aid for both fire and EMS calls.

CFD is an all-hazards department that responds to structure fires, medical calls, HAZMAT incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and a variety of rescue incidents. In addition, the department holds our mission to the highest standards and does a variety of community engagement to include public relations events, fire inspections, and community fire and EMS training.

Employment highlights

· Your workweek will average 42 hours. Overtime will be paid for all hours other than your regularly scheduled shifts in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

· You’ll start at $55,062.70 (2021) annually, with raises during and after a one year probation period. Advancement increases are possible up to a maximum for Firefighter VII of $72,015.10 (2021) annually. You will receive disability insurance, life insurance and retirement benefits.

  • Training provided
  • You become eligible for vacation after one year of employment.
  • Opportunities may be available for a fluent Bilingual English-Spanish Firefighter appointment, should one become available. The applicant should indicate on their application that they are fluent in both Spanish and English.
  • Veterans will receive preference in accordance with the law.

Any questions please email Fire Chief Dustin Ulrich here, or Assistant Chief Bewn Myers here.