Please refer to our Careers page. This provides the most up-to-date information on what each academy will include whether it's for firefighters only or a mix of firefighters and firefighters/paramedics.
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SMFR is currently hiring for entry level firefighter positions. The minimum qualifications for all candidates must meet is:
No; but the candidate must have a valid EMT-B certificate prior to the start of the South Metro Fire Rescue Academy. If a candidate is selected for hire, the candidate must attend and successfully pass the EMT-B course hosted by South Metro Fire Rescue. A candidate that does not pass the EMT-B course will be eliminated from the hiring process.
Yes. At a minimum, a valid EMT-B or EMT-P certificate is required by the start of the Recruit Academy.
South Metro Fire Rescue conducts two hiring process per year. We hold one Fire Academy in the Spring (end of February) and another in the Fall (end of August). Please sign up to receive email notification of our job announcement by selecting to receive email alerts. To sign up, please visit our job postings page and click on notify me.
Yes. From the home page of our website, click on services then scroll down to Community Services. Please note once a hiring cycle starts, ride alongs will be discontinued until the close of the hiring cycle.
All communication throughout the hiring cycle will be sent to the email address that you provided to the National Testing Network when the FireTEAM test was taken. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly on your application and check your email frequently, including your junk or spam email folder. All applicants will be notified of their status via email at each phase of the hiring cycle. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Candidates are required to take the FireTEAM test. The test is administered through the National Testing Network and available during our hiring cycle. Visit the National Testing Network to identify a testing center near you and register to take the test.
CPAT Resources for out of state candidates:
National Testing Network (NTN) provides convenient professional administration of the CPAT in Arizona, Florida, Oregon and Washington. Please visit https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/cpat_info.cfm
Based on the candidates’ FireTEAM scores, SMFR will invite several hundred candidates to apply. Applications will be due no later than 03/31/2020.
Approximately 150 candidates will be invited to participate in the Oral Board process in May 2020. This is strictly an approximation and the actual number will vary based on the number of successful candidates in Step #3.