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Firefighter Recruitment

Welcome to the Phoenix Fire Department Firefighter Recruitment web site!

Firefighter RecruitFire Red Maltese 72px was open August 26-30, 2013.  **Applications were ONLY available during the five (5) day period.  For more information on the hiring process click here.

If you have any questions or future address changes, please use the following e-mail address:  recruitment.pfd@phoenix.gov

Please check this site for information and updates when recruitment occurs.

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The City of Phoenix Recruit testing process is determined by staffing levels, building of new fire stations and budget and not conducted on a pre-scheduled basis. 

The process consists of a written examination and an oral interview process.  This site addresses many areas of preparing to test to become a firefighter.  For more information please see the links below.  You can also download a sample “recruitment packet”.

Contact Information: 602-534-FIRE (3473)

E-mail questions: Recruitment / Testing Office


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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.

Emergency Medical Technician (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. 

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.