Training Officer Jerry Blomberg has served the Jefferson City Fire Department since March of 1997. He began assisting the training division in 2000. Most recently, he served as Captain of Engine 1, a SWAT Medic and as a Shift Training Officer. He has also served as an instructor for MUFRTI and a private training entity, Emergency Operational Solutions.
Chief Blomberg coordinates all training for JCFD's 3 shifts, which encompasses fire suppression, EMS, HAZMAT, rescue, and the department's Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
From the Chief
The fire service is a dynamic and demanding career path. Our selection process is competitive, the introductory training is difficult, and there will be new challenges daily.
Our department is committed to ongoing preparation in order to maintain a strong mental and physical edge. Long, intense work days and sleepless nights occur more often than not. You will find that firefighting is the perfect combination of hands-on, blue-collar grit and tradition combined with cutting-edge technology. You will see heartache as you help people through their most traumatic moments, but few careers are as personally rewarding.
Through faithful service you will develop a bond with fellow firefighters that is forged by the reality that your lives depend on each other. Ultimately you will have worked for a noble cause and dedicated yourself to the service of our community.
Matthew Schofield, Fire Chief, Jefferson City Fire Department
Interested in a career as a firefighter?
18 years of age
High School Diploma or Equivalent
The Hiring Process:
- Submit Completed Job Application http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/employment_testing.php
- Complete written entrance exam and place in the top 20 scores
- Complete the physical practical within the time limit constraints
- Complete the oral interview
- Pass criminal background check
- Complete and pass the pre-employment physical
The Physical Agility Test
Check these links for instructions and demonstrations.
Obtain and maintain State of Missouri EMT license http://health.mo.gov/safety/ems/licensing.php#
Have or obtain State of Missouri Firefighter I & II certification http://dfs.dps.mo.gov/programs/training/firefighterI-II.php
Paid employee health, dental, and life insurance
Paid vacation, sick and holiday leave
Lagers L-11 retirement plan
457 & Roth 457 deferred compensation plan
Training & education opportunities
Uniforms and gear provided