Become a Career Firefighter
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.
Many agencies, including the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, use Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) for the hiring process. Candiates must be on the FCTC statewide list to be eligible for a safety position within our department.
Please visit www.FCTConline.org to register for upcoming exams (if applicable) and learn more about the exam process and requirements.
In addition to being registered on FCTC, you can visit our Employment webpage and subscribe to our Employment Opportunity notification system to be notified when we are hiring.