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Fire Department Hiring Process


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 Minimum Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the test.
  • Be a Certified Firefighter and Paramedic OR FF/EMT who is currently enrolled* in a credentialed Paramedic program OR Paramedic who is currently enrolled* in a credentialed Fire Academy.
  • Be a high school graduate or have obtained a GED.
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions of such a number that would indicate a habitual law violator.
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record as defined by City policy.
  • Must have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light.
  • Be able to distinguish between the colors red, yellow and green.

*must be currently enrolled with an anticipated graduation date and test date within the next 12 months


 Hiring Process

Applicants will be contacted after an online application has been received and Human Resources has verified that the minimum requirements have been met an information packet will be sent. The information packet will outline the next steps in the hiring process. Steps include:

  • Rapid Panel Interview
  • Physical Ability Test – must be completed under 4 minutes 17 seconds
  • Background Check – personal and criminal history, credit report, and driving record.
  • Interview Letter of Intent to Hire – contingent on passing a physical, psychological exam, drug test, and polygraph.



For further information, contact Assistant Chief Terry McGrath or Division Chief Mark Richards at 972.219.3580.