Salary and Benefits

Base Pay (per month)
  • Apprentice I $3,270.25
  • Apprentice II $4,084.30
  • Firefighter/Paramedic $4,654.83 - $5,459.46

In addition, members may be eligible for:

Paramedic pay
  • $200 per month
Education and Certification pay (per month)
  • $ 75 Intermediate Firefighter Certification
  • $100 Associates Degree
  • $125 Advanced Firefighter Certification
  • $150 Bachelors Degree
  • $150 Master Firefighter Certification
Longevity pay (per month)
  • $4 for each year of service
Specialty pay (per month)
  • $50 Specialty Teams


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 offered.

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.