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Career Opportunities

If we are accepting applications, we post those openings on the City of Prescott’s Employment page.

Please read all Career Opportunity postings carefully and follow all instructions. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered. Please do not submit applications during any other time period. Only applications submitted during the posting period are reviewed and considered for employment.

What does it take to become a Prescott Firefighter?

The following are some of the skills and qualifications we look for. A more complete list can be found when job openings are posted.

  • Training and Experience
    High School diploma or equivalent, previous fire experience or fire science classes required, Firefighter I & II Certification (or equivalent) and Arizona EMT-Basic (or higher) certification required prior to appointment.
  • Job Related and Essential Qualifications
    Minimum of 18 years of age, must meet N.F.P.A. 1001 standards for medical and physical fitness. Upon hiring, must reside within 30 minutes of the Prescott City limits and possess a valid Arizona motor vehicle operators license.
  • Ability to
    demonstrate good public contact skills and customer service attitude; follow oral and written instructions; get along with others while living and working in close quarters; act and react in emergency situations, avoid panic; pass a rigid physical agility test, medical examination, written exam, and oral interview.

Written Test

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications (Arizona Firefighter I & II Certification, Arizona EMT (or higher) certification and basic Wildland Firefighter) will be invited to the written test. The written test consists of general aptitude questions. You can order a study guide online for $20.00 plus $2.00 shipping at: Public Safety Compass. Candidates will be taking the FF-EL 102 Entry-Level Firefighter Test. Please feel free to review the website at Entry-Level Firefighter Candidate Study Guide or IPMA-HR for more information.

Physical Test

Prescott Fire Department accepts the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) for all applicants.