The Stamford Fire Department Is Hiring!

The Application Deadline is 10/31/2018

Fire Chief Trevor Roach has announced that the City of Stamford Fire Department is now accepting applications for the entry-level position of Firefighter. Firefighters work under the direct supervision of a Fire Lieutenant or Fire Captain. The duties of a Firefighter include fighting fires, providing Emergency Medical Services, operating and maintaining fire apparatus.  Firefighters work a 24-hour shift, followed by 72 hours off.  This equates to an average of 42 hours per week over a one year period.

The minimum requirements are:

  • At the time of application, must have graduated from an accredited high school or received an equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) from a recognized authority.
  • By date of written examination (11/17/2018) must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

At the time of appointment, candidates must have a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Card dated no earlier than 11/17/2017 or one-year from date of appointment. The CPAT is a practical exam used to test a candidate’s physical ability to perform job tasks related to firefighting.  CPAT is a physically demanding test that requires a candidate to use his or her physical, mental abilities and, in some cases, balance.  The CPAT involves eight events that must be completed in 10 minutes 20 seconds.  The CPAT process is used in the selection of firefighters in participating fire agencies throughout the State of Connecticut.

The deadline for application is October 31, 2018.  

According to Chief Roach, the exam is scheduled for November 17, 2018. It will include a reading exam component, written exam component, and a structured oral exercise component.

Fire Chief Roach says “no previous experience is necessary. All candidates who are hired will attend a 14-week Firefighter Training Academy in Stamford, regardless of previous experience.”

Candidates that successfully complete the Training Acadamy will graduate with Firefighter I & II and Emergency Medical Responder certifications.  They will also have received Hazardous Materials Operational training. After they graduate, the Probationary Firefighters will be required to successfully complete a State of Connecticut, Emergency Medical Technician course.

“Joining the Firefighting family is an incredibly rewarding experience,” Chief Roach says. “You won’t regret it.”

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