We are not accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic at this time. Check back often for updates.
For job openings for other positions, please check the following city websites at:
City of El Cajon
City of La Mesa
City of Lemon Grove
Each of the three cities has a job notification service for those who register their emails. When Firefighter/Paramedic jobs open we will announce the openings on Facebook and/or this website.
Reserve Firefighter Program (unpaid)
There application period is currently closed.
Please see the Reserve Program page for information about the program.
What does it take to become a firefighter? The following website is a step by step approach to creating qualified firefighters. This site was created by a firefighter in San Diego County to help others achieve their dream of becoming a firefighter. Visit Firefighter Medic
Here is a helpful guide created especially for potential firefighters:
Joining the Fire Service_A guide to a successful career
How to Become a Firefighter
The mission of Heartland Fire & Rescue is to provide safe communities through exceptional, professional service.