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2017 Firefighter Recruitment
Applications are open NOW!: 2017 Firefighter Posting & Application
Application Deadline is Monday, August 13 to be considered for the 2017-2018 Fire Academy. Applications received after August 13 will be considered the following year.

2017 Recruitment Significant Dates:
Firefighter Recruitment Expo
  Come see what we're all about! Thursday, August 3, 6 to 10 p.m
• Becoming a Firefighter Information Meetings:
   Questions and Answers! Thursday, August 10, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 
Application Deadline: Monday, August 13
Written Exam: Thursday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.
Physical Ability Practice: Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m.
Physical Ability Testing: Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.
Interviews: Wednesday, September 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Interviews: Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Interviews: Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (if needed)
Background Checks: Week of October 2
Conditional Offer of Employment 
  Made following successful passing of driving and criminal history checks
Medical Evaluation: Scheduled with conditional offer
Psychological Exam: Scheduled following successful medical evaluation
Confirmation of Employment by Friday, November 3

Please note: All dates and times subject to change

Written Test Information
The written exam is a multiple-choice test designed to assess whether or not a candidate has the most basic abilities necessary to learn and perform the duties of a firefighter, including rescue operations, responding to alarms, providing first aid, entering fire structures, maintaining equipment, hose operations, attending training and ladder operations. This is a proctored test sourced from International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA). More here:

Physical Ability Test Information

This is a physical test that confirms the candidates ability to complete firefighter standard job requirements, such as climbing ladders, pulling fire hose, hoisting weight, rescuing a training manikin, and the handling of other mechanical issues. The full description of the testing is available here: Firefighter Physical Ability Test Information

Post-Hire Information

What happens after I'm hired? The following represents the tentative Fire Academy and formal firefighter training schedule you will experience after successfully passing all requirements and a position is confirmed:

• Fire Academy Recruit Welcome Meeting, Saturday, November 11, 2017 
• Fire Academy Recruit General Orientation, November, 2017 through January, 2018
• Formal Firefighter Schools, January through June, 2018
• Fire Academy Ongoing, June, 2018 to May, 2019
• Probationary Period, November, 2017 to May, 2019
• Regular Firefighter Status: Anticipated by June 2019 (18 Months Total Time)

Note: Typically formal classes are held two nights a week and an occasional Saturday. Fire Academy training is periodic and may also include weeknights or weekends. Individual orientation is scheduled case by case with a Field Training Officer.

Want to Learn More?
Contact Captain Chris Kummer,