Applicants 18 years old and who have a valid driver’s license will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Applicants who pass the interview are scheduled to take the physical ability test. The test's six timed events include a stair climb, hose drag, equipment carry, ladder raise and extension, rescue drag and ceiling breach, and pull. Applicants must complete these events in eight minutes and 30 seconds to pass. One additional untimed event is an aerial ladder climb.
Successful applicants undergo a medical screening and background check.