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Firefighter

Fire Station

Firefighter

Requirements

Each applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. At least nineteen (19) years of age.
  2. No convictions of felony crimes or offenses involving dishonesty or false statement.
  3. Possess a valid Driver's License before beginning employment with the City of Tuscaloosa.
  4. Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  5. Successfully complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).   You must present documentation of your passing the CPAT within the past 12 months prior to being eligible to sit for the entry-level written test.
  6. Upon employment, successfully complete Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission Minimum Standards training and other job requirements within the specified time required.
     

NOTE:  If you have a valid Alabama Firefighter I and/or II certification, you are exempt from the above-referenced CPAT requirement and written test.

Study Guide for Firefighter Written Exam

 

Testing

Once you have submitted your application through our website and provided copies of all required supporting documentation, you will be sent notification of the date, time, and place of the written examination. A few weeks after you have taken the written test, you will be notified of your written test results.  Upon successfully meeting the minimum point requirements on the written test, you will proceed through the application process as follows:

  • Background investigation
  • Fire Rescue Services Department Interview
  • Placement on Roster of Eligibles (hiring pool of candidates)

You must successfully pass each of the above-referenced steps to proceed to the next step of the application process.

NOTE:  If you have a valid Alabama Firefighter I and/or II certification, you are exempt from the above-referenced CPAT requirement and written test.

 

Conditional Offer of Employment

If you are placed on the Roster of Eligibles and a vacancy occurs in the Fire Rescue Services Department, you may be presented a Conditional Offer of Employment. You will then be required to submit to and successfully complete the following:

  • Complete physical examination
  • Drug screen
  • Polygraph examination

 

Certification

If you successfully complete all phases of the Conditional Offer of Employment, you may be presented a Final Offer of Employment. Your employment as a Firefighter will require you to successfully complete Firefighter certification with the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission and EMT (Basic) certification with the National Registry of EMT’s.

Click here to view the Firefighter Job Description