The Evansville fire department will be accepting applications starting April 9th through April 27th. Applications will be available at Evansville fire dot com. or at the Fire Department administration building. The department only accepts application every 2 years. Here are a few requirements you must meet. You must be 21 to 35 years old, have a high school diploma and no felony convictions. The starting salary for a firefighter is $39,000.