Each Fire Department has different minimum requirements for the position of Firefighter, as well as different hiring processes. In general, most Fire Departments require that applicants obtain their Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification prior to applying for positions. Once you have these certifications, we recommend that you start searching for Fire Departments that are hiring.
There are many ways to find out when Fire Departments are accepting applications. The best way is to pay for a service that will notify you of firefighting openings nationwide. Here are a few websites:
We suggest looking at Firefighter Hiring Process Components: From beginning to end for a great explanation on how to get started and be prepared for the hiring process.
Please click here to view our Firefighter Hiring Process.