FAQs

  • Why is the CPAT test conducted and what is it comprised of?
  • Once the test is completed how do I obtain my score?
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I schedule myself for the written test?
  • What if I know that I cannot attend the assigned test date?
  • Where is the written test conducted?
  • What types of questions make up the written exam?
  • How long does the test take?
  • Can I retest to improve my score?
  • How do I know if I will be selected to attend the next part of the selection process, the Candidate Physical Ability Test Orientation?
  • What is the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Orientation?
  • Where is the CPAT test conducted?
  • Who is selected to attend the Oral Review Board and what is its makeup?
  • I understand a background investigation will be conducted. What will this entail?
  • I have completed the Written Test, CPAT, Oral Review Board and background investigation. What next?
  • What is the Fire Recruit Academy?
  • Can I access this application on-line or have one sent to me?
  • Is it possible to become a firefighter without my Firefighter 1 certificate?
  • Are there any internal positions that I can apply for i.e.: office or 911?
  • How can I get into the field of fire investigation or other special divisions within the Fire Department?
  • When is your next written test available?
  • Are you able to apply again if you have already applied previously and did not advance past the written examination?
  • I was looking at your website and I saw that an EMT-B certification is required before completion of a one year probationary period. Is the EMT training part of the fire academy or are candidates required to get the training elsewhere and have it completed before graduating from the academy?
  • What qualifications are required to be an Entry-Level firefighter?
  • Can I be hired if I have a felony conviction?
  • How long is the Academy?
  • How many positions are available?
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