What is your hiring process?

The Fire Department is covered under Iowa Civil Service law. We generally will test for new hires at approximately 3-year intervals, unless we hire everyone off a list. The Civil Service Commission will certify a list of ten candidates from which we hire. The process includes an application with a $15 fee, a written test, physical agility test, and an oral interview. If an individual wishes to be included in the process, it is best for them to contact the Personnel Department with the City of Marshalltown. Because there is no set time frame for testing, applicants can have their information added to our contact list to have an application sent to them when we open the testing process. It is important that applicants keep their information updated if it changes.

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1. What are the open burning requirements?
2. What are the requirements for having a recreational fire?
3. What is your hiring process?
4. What services do you provide?
5. Who do I contact for fire permits and inspections?
6. What permits are issued by the Fire Department?
7. Do you charge for fire calls?
8. What are your office hours and location?
9. Do you provide fire extinguisher service and maintenance?
10. What is the contact number for the State Fire Marshal's office?
11. How do I access the burn trailer facility at Marshalltown Community College?
12. What kind of smoke detectors and locations for them do you recommend?