Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How to Become a Cincinnati Firefighter


The City of Cincinnati has a detailed process to select the sworn fire personnel that protect the city. The Firefighters that the city recruits are qualified applicants made up of a diverse group of people. The Cincinnati Fire Department invests heavily in the recruiting process for Firefighters. The Department uses several different methods to screen applicants through exams, tests, and interviews.

Things you need:

  • 18 Years or older

  • Valid driver’s license

  • High school diploma

  • US citizenship

  • Excellent physical condition

Steps:

  1. To be considered for employment as a Cincinnati Firefighter every candidate must complete an application with the City of Cincinnati. Complete the application online and only when the city is accepting applications for Firefighters.

  2. Successfully complete a written exam. Only the top scorers will be asked to continue with the hiring process.

  3. Complete the physical ability test. The test will be conducted by City Human Resources and Fire Department personnel. The test is pass/fail. Applicants must pass to continue with the hiring process.

  4. An Oral Board will be conducted.

  5. Successfully complete a background and polygraph examination.

  6. Once a contingent offer is giving to an applicant, they applicant must pass a physical and drug screen.

  7. Fire recruits will complete 24 weeks of paid training by the department.

  8. All fire recruits must complete one year as a probationary firefighter.

Tips:

  • Fire recruit salary is $34,000 a year and the Firefighter salary is between $45,000 and $57,000 a year.

  • Apply online and only once. You do need an email to get your confirmation page and application id number.

  • Military service credits are given only to Ohio residents for honorable service.

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