Warwick Fire Department


Mission Statement:
The men and women of the Warwick Fire Department pledge to the citizens of this city to provide the highest level of emergency services to mitigate incidents which arise from fire, medical, hazardous material or environmental mishaps either on land or water.

We dedicate ourselves to a lasting partnership with the community, to support a higher quality of life through public education, loss prevention and service response.




Apply Online at https://www.firefighterapp.com/Warwick-RI-Firefighter-Jobs/2086/


Perform skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; in rendering medical assistance at medical and other emergency scenes; and in operating and maintaining Fire Department equipment, apparatus, and work environment


  • Salary earned while attending academy: $600 weekly (as of November 2022)
  • Salary earned after successful academy completion: $57,000 includes weekly salary + holidays


  • Must be at least 18 years of age but not more than 34 years of age at time of application.
    • 34 year old applicants must not have reached their 35th birthday prior to appointment to the Warwick Fire Department.
  • Must be a United States Citizen and furnish a birth certificate or US-INS Qualified for Employment.
  • Must possess and furnish a copy of valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) prior to offer of employment.
  • Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) certification, (Dated after January 1, 2022); administered by the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs.
    • Follow link for further information; https://www.rifirechiefs.com/content/ppatest/ Or must have passed and been certified by the Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT) (January, 2022 and later certifications will be accepted). Must have prior to offer of employment.
  • Must have no felony criminal convictions
  • Must be able to obtain Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician license prior to offer of employment.
    • Acceptable alternatives:
    • Rhode Island AEMT-Cardiac or Paramedic License
    • Current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT); or Paramedic


  • 60% Written Examination
  • 40% Oral Interview

The minimum passing score required on both examinations shall be 70%

  • Five (5) additional points will be awarded to City of Warwick Residents with proper documentation.
  • Five (5) additional points will be awarded for Current / Past Military service with proper documentation.


  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Exam with drug screening
  • No Smoking & Drug-free agreements
  • Successful completion of 18-week recruit academy
  • Rhode Island AEMT-Cardiac License must be obtained within two (2) years of appointment to the Warwick Fire Department at applicant’s expense


  • Birth Certificate / Naturalization Papers / Legal Permanent Resident
    • Birth Certificate Originals or Certified Copies can be requested through the office of vital records in the state in which you were born. Rhode Island residents see: http://www.health.ri.gov/records/; or
    • Naturalization Papers or Legal Permanent Resident: Replacements can be attained at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website: https://www.uscis.gov/n-565
  • High School Diploma / GED (prior to offer of employment)
    • High School Diploma / GED (General Education Diploma) or higher.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
    • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required. Not state specific.
  • Driving Record
    • A Certified copy of your driving record, obtained within 90 days of this application, from Operator Control Office – Registry of Motor Vehicles of the State in which you reside.
    • RI Residents: dmv.ri.gov Cost: $20.50 (as of November, 2022)
  • Criminal Background Check
    • A Certified copy of your criminal background check, obtained within 90 days of this application, from the Department of Attorney General of the State in which you reside.
    • RI Residents: riag.ri.gov Cost: $5.00 (as of November, 2022)
  • EMT License (prior to offer of employment)
    • EMT requirements listed under Minimum Requirements to Apply
  • PPA/CPAT (Dated January 1, 2022 or later, prior to offer of employment)
    • PPA/CPAT requirements listed under Minimum Requirements to Apply


For more information please contact the Division of Training at (401) 468-4045.


The City of Warwick does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Peter K. McMichael Chief of Department (401) 468-4000