Firefighter Affinity Groups

Fire_JW Robinson Society Logo J.W. Robinson Society

About: The JW Robinson Society, United Black Fire Fighters celebrates diversity through our commitment to professional development, community outreach, mentorship, scholarships and educational enhancement.  

Contact: Captain Courtney Jenkins, or 63 E. Columbus, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-277-1500    Website:


Fire_Emerald Society LogoPhoenix Emerald Society

About: Our organization is made up of individual firefighters, and their families, who share interests in Irish heritage and culture. We enhance our professional and personal lives by providing community service, charity, and professional growth.

Contact: Mike MacKenzie 602-434-0909
Contact: Russ Trollope  602-373-7438
Meeting Information: Weekly -- Wednesdays 7 -- 9pm Station 30 Community Center




Fire_Firefighters for Christ LogoFirefighters for Christ

About: Our mission goal is to encourage firefighters to live their lives for Jesus Christ. 

Contact: Captain Robert Hill
Phone: 623-332-9768




Fire_Honorvet LogoValley Phoenix Firefighters Honorvet Society

About: The Valley Phoenix Firefighters HonorVet Society has been formed as a fraternal association for the primary purpose of serving and linking the communities of the United States Armed Services and the fire service in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.

Contact: Mike B. Saylor
Phone: 602-750-1767



Fire Rosie's Ladder LogoRosie's Ladder

About: Organization for women in the fire service in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. 

Contact: Crystal Rezzonico
Phone: 602-277-1500




Fire_BomberosLogoValley Hispanic Bomberos

About: We, as proud men and women have chosen
to build an association based on principals of self determination
and self-empowerment. Through self empowerment,
we will continue to celebrate and share the rich
culture of our forefathers, while pursuing the honorable profession
of Firefighters dedicated to saving lives and property.

Meeting Info:  Check calendar on website for meeting dates/times Maryvale Community Center 4420 N. 51st Ave, Phoenix




Hiring ProcessPFD Logo with Banners
Here is information on each step in the hiring process, including the written exam, the eligibility list, oral board interviewing, background checks, physicals and drug testing.

EMT Certification
Every Phoenix Firefighter is required to obtain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification.

CPAT - Candidate Physical Ability Test
Proof of successful completion of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from a licensed agency is required at the time of final selection interview. The certification can not be more than 6 months old at the time of the final selection interview.

Firefighter Recruit Training
Firefighter Recruit is an employment classification for entry level members assigned to the Phoenix Fire Training Academy for Firefighter Recruit Training.

Firefighter I & II Certification
Firefighter I & II Certification may be obtained from a number of sources.  To assist you we have identified a few.

Cadet Program
The Phoenix Fire Department Cadet Program was started in 1975. The purpose of the program is to provide cadets with hands-on emergency medical training, work experience at fire stations, training in firefighter skills and volunteerism for the community. 

Fire Science Classes
The Maricopa Community College District is a great resource to prepare you for a career as a firefighter. Current and former firefighters work as adjunct faculty and are there to help you prepare for a career as a firefighter. Click here to locate Fire Science Classes.

Fitness Preparation
Fitness Preparation is a very important part of the employment process.  

Sample Recruitment Packet
A Sample Recruitment Packet is available for downloading.  This is a sample of what will be available during the recruitment process.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.