We need more like you.

Thank you for showing an interest in one of Florida's leading fire-rescue agencies. The most important thing we can do for our community is to hire the "best of the best". We are actively pursuing committed individuals who are not only willing to become South Walton Fire District team members but also members of our community. We hope the following pages and links will familiarize you with our hiring process, the required qualifications, and provide information about our organization. 

South Walton Fire District employees see themselves as more then just co-workers. We truly think of each other as family! We take pride in what we do and whom we represent. We strongly believe in fostering an environment that encourages values that promote personal and professional achievement--and it shows! 

There has never been a better time to join South Walton Fire District! The Beaches of South Walton are world class and our District is experiencing unprecedented growth. This new growth will translate into great opportunities for current and future members. Our team of professionals is on the cutting edge of fire, EMS and Beach Safety, and our results-driven approach is obvious to our community. 

Are you the "best of the best"? If you are, please consider our department for a rewarding fire-rescue service career. Take the steps to compete in becoming part of the South Walton Fire District family and the South Walton community! We appreciate your interest in the South Walton Fire District and look forward to hearing from you.





PAID TRAINING - UP TO 40 HOURS @ $10/Hour!!!





The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently gearing up for the upcoming beach season.

We need to hire 20 Full time seasonal lifeguards!

Position Requirements include:

Upon employment, candidates must successfully complete the SWFD's 40 Hour Open Water Lifeguard Orientation (USLA Curriculum), and Emergency Medical Responder/CPR Course.

Swim tryouts are ongoing. You will need to bring your driver’s license and social security card.

Entry level pay: $15.00 per hour/ approx 40 hour work week.

Lifeguard towers are located at the following (11) regional access points: Inlet Beach, Santa Clara Beach Access , Van Ness Butler Beach Access, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulfview Heights, Ed Walline Park, Ft. Panic, Dune Allen, Miramar Beach - 2 locations.

2 Towers are located on Sandestin Properties

2 Towers are located on Rosemary Beach Properties

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming beach season.

If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION & and return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371. Completed applications and questions may also be e-mailed to  



The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is a professional fire/rescue agency located in Walton County, Florida.  SWFD maintains 5 fire stations, a communications center and provides beach safety services for the South Walton Beaches.  SWFD is responsible for Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services Transport, Lifeguards, Hazard Mitigation, Public Fire/Life Safety Education and Prevention as well as 911 Communication Services for an area of 84 square miles.

  • High School Diploma required
  • Associates Degree preferred
  • Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic
  • ASHI CPR/First Aid Instructor or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • NIMS ICS 100, 200 and 700 certifications through the Department of Homeland
  • Security/FEMA or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.
  • Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
  • Two years of experience in an emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, emergency management organization, or public health organization.
  • Experience in measuring and evaluating performance measures, preferably in the EMS environment, is preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis, research and reporting methods experience, is preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • ESO (EMS report writing software) experience, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS).
  • Knowledge of the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
  • Knowledge of the Priority Dispatch Software (ProQA).
For more information on this position, click HERE

If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION and return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371 no later than Friday, January 22, 2020. Completed applications and questions may also be e-mailed to



Part-time opportunities available

Compensation depends on qualifications and experience, approximately 16-24 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Patient Transport Technicians (PTT) assists patients by transporting them into, around, and out of hospitals, convalescent facilities, dialysis centers, rehabilitation centers, medical offices, health care facilities, and private residences in a safe and professional manner. Drivers will be responsible for maintaining assigned transport vehicles and the assigned transport equipment. The PTT shall ensure that the assigned vehicle has all required supplies, and that all transport trip reports are completed each shift.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • Possess a current Florida EMT or Paramedic license
  • Hold a valid CPR Health Care Provider certification
  • Possess a valid Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record
  • Hold a Florida approved 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course


If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION and return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371. Completed applications and questions may also be e-mailed to



Includes a career advancement program and excellent benefits

Part Time/On Call and Full Time Positions Available.

$16.03/hour - Starting pay for non-certified - $17.37/hour for certified.

Part Time opportunities are available.



Highly responsible work receiving and disseminating all fire rescue, and medical calls for service via the E911 System, VHF radio system and an 800MHz radio system. This critical position is the community's first place for help on the majority of calls that our team responds to. Answers all telephone lines (E911 and administrative), receives complaints, calls for help, reports of deaths, injuries, etc. and dispatches the proper unit(s) to respond (ambulance, fire apparatus, etc.). Records all data reported for response and analyzes the information for input into a Computer-Aided Dispatch System. Operates radio console for Fire Department and uses Computer-Aided Dispatch, E911 PSAP and administrative telephones. Performs clerical duties and computer related work as required. Ability to learn Dispatch Signals, to speak with a clear, well-modulated voice, and to use proper grammar required. Ability to maintain poise, to think clearly, remain calm, and to respond to emergencies under stressful conditions. The ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and citizens is required. Be available for emergency call-out during off-duty hours and weekends, as required.



  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High School graduate or equivalent diploma required.
  • Clerical experience useful but not required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment assessment center.
  • Work is performed on a rotating shift basis; including weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Must have a reliable telephone service.


If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION and return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371. Completed applications and questions may also be e-mailed to



The South Walton Fire District is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or disability. As part of our commitment to a drug-free workplace, a job applicant is offered employment conditional upon successfully passing a drug test. Refusal to take the test, or failure to pass the test according to minimum standards, is cause for disqualification. If you become employed with the District, you may be required to again submit to a drug test as requested. Your refusal, or failure to pass the test according to minimum standards, will result in your termination.


The District will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a Department application form. Please contact our Administrative Office immediately, if you need special accommodations.



You may print off an APPLICATION and mail it to the following:


South Walton Fire District

911 N. County Highway 393

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371


You may also request an application by calling 850-267-1298.