Shift Duty Assignments
Firefighters work one, 24-hour shift and then are off 48 hours.

Time Off
  • 7.5 Shifts of vacation per year
  • 5 Holidays per year
  • 10 hours per month of sick time
Firefighter Pension
Firefighters participate in the local pension group. Each employee pays 15% and the City of Longview matches 17% into the pension plan. Retirement currently pays 60% of the highest 60 months salary, at 20 years of service and 50 years of age. At age 55 and 25 years of service retirement pays 75% of the highest 60 months salary. An additional $80 per month is given for each completed year over 20 years of service.

Medical, dental, and life insurance is provided at no additional cost to employees.

Firefighters are issued uniforms and structural firefighting gear. An allowance of $400 per year is available for replacement uniforms.

Tuition Reimbursement
The City of Longview offers 100% reimbursement of approved college tuition and required fees (excluding books) to employees involved in occupation related courses on a degree plan.