Join Our Team!

Respond to fire, hazardous material, rescue and medical emergencies; attend training and meetings as per department rules and regulations.

Job Environment:

Firefighting duties during emergencies involve the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions in protecting life and property, and frequently require strenuous physical exertion under handicaps of smoke, extreme heat, gases and cramped surroundings. Work is of an emergency nature -- fast paced and under pressure.

Examples of Work
Emergency Response:
  • Drive and operate equipment, including heavy apparatus such as aerial platforms, aerial ladder trucks, pumpers, rescue trucks, and similar firefighting apparatus
  • Lay, couple, connect hose, advance hose into burning buildings to direct fog or water streams, use various heavy stream appliances and extinguishers
  • Place, erect and climb ladders (including aerial ladders), ventilate burning buildings and areas, use forcible entry tools if necessary to force locked doors, windows and skylights, and to saw or chop opening in roofs, partitions and ceilings
  • Enter burning buildings to evacuate and rescue persons in danger; raise ladders, carry stretchers, run life-lines, and administer emergency medical care
  • Perform emergency rescue and extrication work under various conditions
  • Spread salvage covers, remove excess water and debris, secure buildings against rekindling, trespassers and weather

Attend departmental drills, company drills, and training classes

  • When reporting for duty, must have clothing in conformity with the polices.
  • Comply with State laws pertaining to First Responders (including but not limited to standard First Aid and C.P.R.).
Education and Experience:
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • Have the ability to follow directions
  • Previous firefighting experience is preferred, but not required

Emergency firefighting duties require familiarity with the standards and procedures of the Fire Department, knowledge of the apparatus (including driving and operating pumps), and certification in both CPR and First Responder.

  • For emergency responses, must be able to work in dangerous, difficult settings under extreme pressure
  • Maintain working relationships with members of other departments in Tyngsborough and with representatives from a variety of state agencies
  • Interface with the public effectively and professionally (home and business inspections)
  • Ability to work unsupervised for long periods of time
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to drive a car, fire apparatus
  • Able to lift and carry loads of 100 lbs.
  • Able to climb aerial ladder while in full turnout gear with SCBA
  • Able to work in confined spaces


If interested please contact Deputy Sands for more information:

Assistant Chief Pat Sands
26 Kendall Road