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.

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
Contact: 602-787-6782

Phoenix College
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Contact: 602-285-7800

Mesa Community College
135 N. Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Contact: 480-461-6300

Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Contact: 623-771-7131

Chandler/Gilbert Community College
2626 E. Pecos Road
Chandler, Arizona 85225

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N. Dysart Road
Avondale, Arizona 85392
Contact: 623-535-2807
Programs outside of Maricopa County:
Pima Community College
4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85709-1010
Contact: 520-206-6350
Yavapai Community College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Contact: 928-649-3391

Coconino Community College
3000 N. Fourth St.
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004-18925
Contact: 928-526-7648
Central Arizona College
540 N. Camino Mercado, Suite 1
Casa Grande, Arizona 85222
Contact: 520-494-6613

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 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.

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.

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. 

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
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