The Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue (STFR) Department is the primary Fire Rescue Organization for Seminole Tribe of Florida Reservations. STFR is comprised of dedicated men and women, which includes sworn, civilian, and part-time staff.
All Firefighter/Paramedics are Florida State Certified and meet the requirements stipulated by the Florida Department of Health and Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training. STFR provides direct and in-direct Fire Rescue Response Service to a combined area is approximately 90,000 acres.
The department offers the opportunity to grow professionally and provide competitive pay and benefits. All sworn positions have the following list of benefits that are standard or available on successful employment.
Annual Leave Accrual:
0-5 years (4 hours accrued bi-weekly); 5 or more years (5 hours accrued bi-weekly).
Sick Leave Accrual:
2 hours sick accrual per week (4 hours accrual bi-weekly).
12 Paid holidays per calendar year.
$200,000 policy included for a Firefighter.
Medical (United Healthcare):
The Low Premium Plan is offered along with an HSA (Heath Savings Account). The Low Premium Plan offers options for Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision Coverage for all enrolled full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Annual Deductible – Single: $1,500 in Network and $3,000 Out-of-Network. Annual Deductible – Family: $3,000 In-Network and $6,000 Out-of-Network.
A Full-time employee may become a participant after completing 60 days of service. A Part-time/temporary/seasonal employee that works less than 1,000 hours in a year may become a participant after completing one year of service. Enrollment is automatic at 6% employee contribution. The Tribe matches 100% of the first 4% (Maximum) of an employee’s contribution.
We have an 8 year step pay program, with longevity pay at year 12 and year 14. There is a 5% increase with each of the 8 steps.