The Bentonville Fire Department Firefighter Development Program (FDP) was establish to progress the skills, knowledge, and credentials needed in order to become a full time career firefighter with the Bentonville Fire Department. All Firefighter Development Program Personnel shall be considered full members of the fire department. They shall be expected to perform as Bentonville firefighters with a high level of professionalism. The FDP is designed for those in school or with other jobs looking to transition into a full time firefighting career.
The minimum requirements are as follows:
At least 18 years of age at the time of testing
Pass a written and physical agility test
High school diploma, or equivalent
Must be able to attend evening training sessions twice a month and one 8 hour shift per month
Must be available to respond to emergency incidents while off duty