Become a Firefighter

We are committed to developing a high quality, motivated and diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of our community. Our fire department offers:

  • excellent salaries
  • great benefits
  • various job assignments
  • opportunities for advancement
  • the chance to make a real difference in the community

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SAFD Job Interest Form

Types of Emergencies

  • Aircraft crashes
  • Building collapses
  • Civil disturbances
  • Earthquakes
  • Explosions
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Medical emergencies
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Technical rescues
  • Tornadoes
  • Trench cave-ins

Application Process

Step 1.Applicant Phase

Applicant Phase - The First Steps to Accomplish

Exam - Firefighter Trainee Examination

Step 2.Applicant to Candidate Phase

Applicant to Candidate Phase - The Physical Challenge Begins

CPAT - Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Step 3.Cadet Phase

Cadet Phase - The Beginning of Your Career

Step 4.Probationary Phase

Graduating Firefighters also known as Probationary Fire Fighters, will immediately participate in standard fire service activities such as fire suppression, inspections, rescue operations, pre-fire planning, and station and equipment maintenance.