Fire Fighter I & II Certification

Certification may be obtained from a number of sources.  To assist you we have listed a few:

Fire_State Fire School Logo  Arizona State Fire School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire_Glendale Community College LogoGlendale Community College - Fire Academy

 

 

 

 

Fire_Phoenix Community College Logo Phoenix Community College - Fire Academy

 

 

Fire_Paradise Valley Community College LogoParadise Valley Community College - Fire Academy

 

 

 

 

Fire_Mesa Community College LogoMesa Community College - Fire Academy

 

 


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.

Affinity Groups
An Affinity Group is a group of people formed around a shared interest or common goal who support each other and work together.  There are several groups associated with the fire department.  Please contact them directly.

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.