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The Williams Fire Department was officially established in 1912, for more than a century the community was protected by dedicated volunteers. In 2023, the department underwent a transformative change with the hiring of a full-time fire chief. Currently, the department is staffed by 1 full-time fire chief, 1 full-time fire inspector, and a team of 30 volunteers. Operating out of three strategically located fire stations, the department covers an area of more than 48 square miles serving both the city and its surrounding communities. With a city population of approximately 3,500 residents Williams is the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon '' attracting over 500,000 tourists annually. With support from the city council, community, and volunteers the department maintains an impressive ISO rating of 4/4Y. Over the past three years, the department has averaged just under 200 calls per year, (excluding EMS). The WFD is an all-hazard agency and responds to traffic accidents, fires, and medical calls. 

Recruitment Information

Are you ready for a dynamic career that combines operational expertise with administrative leadership? The Williams Fire Department is seeking three dedicated individuals to fill the inaugural full-time Fire Captain positions.

The Role: As a Fire Captain at Williams Fire Department, you will be at the forefront of building and shaping our organization. This role is not only operational but also administrative, involving strategic planning and the establishment of a robust foundation for our growing department.


  1. Emergency Response:
    • Respond to emergency calls, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.
    • Oversee and participate in the implementation of new standard operating procedures for emergency services.
  1. Training and Development:
    • Develop and implement training programs for new volunteer firefighters.
    • Supervise and train volunteers, fostering a cohesive and efficient team.
  1. Administrative Leadership:
    • Take a leading role in developing standard operating procedures and guidelines.
    • Contribute to strategic planning for the overall growth and success of the fire department.
  1. EMS Calls:
    • Lead the development of procedures for handling EMS calls, aligning with the department's expansion into this crucial area.

Collaboration: Our department values the importance of collaboration between full-time personnel and our dedicated volunteers. The successful candidate will play a vital role in fostering positive relationships and working seamlessly with our existing team.

Support and Resources: The City Council and the community are fully supportive of the growth and development of our fire department. Funding has been allocated for new positions, apparatus, and necessary equipment, providing a solid foundation for success.

Your Impact: By joining the Williams Fire Department as a Fire Captain, you will contribute significantly to the development of a thriving full-time department. This is an opportunity to make a lasting impact, working closely with the City Council, the community, and our dedicated volunteers.

If you are a dynamic and forward-thinking individual who is ready to embrace this challenge, we encourage you to apply. Help us build an organization that will continue to serve and protect our community for years to come.

To apply or learn more about these exciting positions, please visit Public Safety Answers

Thank you for considering this unique opportunity to be a driving force in the future of the Williams Fire Department.


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