FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAMS
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.
The following Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses for an AAS in Fire Science or Emergency Response and Operations. Or use the Online Fire Science Degree finder.
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032 – Building L
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Mesa Community College
135 N. Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
2626 E. Pecos Road
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N. Dysart Road
Avondale, Arizona 85392
Programs outside of Maricopa County:
Pima Community College
4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85709-1010
Yavapai Community College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Coconino Community College
3000 N. Fourth St.
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004-18925
Central Arizona College
540 N. Camino Mercado, Suite 1
Casa Grande, Arizona 85222
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.
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 within 6 months is required at the scheduled date of your 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.
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.
Firefighter I & II Certification
Firefighter I & II Certification may be obtained from a number of sources. To assist you we have identified a few.
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.
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
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