FIREHIRE® INC. is a service that helps match potential firefighter candidates to firefighter job openings. We administer entry-level firefighter written exams for firefighter candidates, under contract with various fire departments and agencies. The agency then receives an updated list of candidates who meet the agency's individual hiring critera, such as EMT or Paramedic certification, minimum education standards, geographic location, and other qualifications. FIREHIRE® INC. manages these lists and maintains an accurate, up-to-date list of qualified firefighter candidates, reducing the time commitment and cost of hiring for fire agencies.
The next FIREHIRE® INC. written examination will be is expected to be in February/March 2014.
Please read your invitation letter thoroughly. Please DO NOT bring any personal items. This includes pens, pencils, backpacks, study material, etc. The items required to participate in the examination will be provided. Please DO NOT bring any food or drink, as they WILL NOT be allowed at the test site. Please leave your pagers and/or cell phones in your vehicle. You will not be required to possess your invitation letter, but you will have to have picture identification available upon sign-in.
Please DO NOT show up late, because you WILL NOT be admitted under any circumstances once the doors to the examination site are closed.
The written exam is a combination of the following questions:
- Firefighting (referenced from the International Fire Service Training Associations Essentials Manual, 5th Ed.).
- Emergency Medical Services (referenced from Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick & Injured, 9th Ed.) Study Guides are avaliable on the Online Store.
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
We only accept successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). When submitting your CPAT completion card, the completion date must not be more than a year old from the date of the next written examination that is listed on the home page under WRITTEN EXAM. When submitting a copy of the CPAT completion card, it must submitted on or before the written examination date. CFFJAC offers CPAT testing in the following locations; Livermore, Sacramento and Orange, California.
ALS Assesment Center
If you are a Paramedic or a Paramedic student who has completed their clinicals and has a guaranteed "ride" for their internship, and you have not participated in the ALS assessment center phase of the examination, you will need to monitor the website after the written is complete for ALS assessment center dates and times.
The next FIREHIRE® INC. Paramedic Assessment Center is to be determined.
FIREHIRE® LLC reserves the right to add or delete testing dates due to candidate participation.
Candidates must arrive early! Candidates that arrive late will not be admitted. If you are not in the staging area when your name is called, you will be considered late and will not be allowed to participate, so PLEASE do not ask!