Firefighter Recruitment

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Do You Have What It Takes?

The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services to our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical and transportation services, disaster services, fire prevention and public education. 

Join the Phoenix Fire Department and be part of a diverse team of lifesaving professionals​​. In this document you will find all the information that you will need to know about our Department, ​​​​​​​​​​your role as a Phoenix Firefighter. ​​​​​​how to apply, the hiring process, tests, FAQ's and more.​


                                                                                                         ​​Click Here to view, download or print​ packet.​

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Recruitment information sessions wil be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m, follow our social media​ for more information on times and dates as well as the link for the session that will be held via "Microsoft Teams", (no account necessary to join) please use this link to view a recorded Recruitment Information Session​.​​​​​​​

See Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

E-mail questions:

There are several steps you must take to be eligible to become a professional firefighter. For more information, please see the links below.

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Hiring Process

Here is information on each step in the hiring process.


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

Every Phoenix Firefighter is required to obtain and maintain a State of Arizona  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 I & II Certification

Firefighter I & II Certification may be obtained from a number of sources.  To assist you we have identified a few. Firefighter candidates are not required to have Firefighter 1 & 2 certification.

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.

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.

Fitness Preparation

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.​