Friday, February 21, 2014

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Candidate Physical Ability Test(CPAT) 

Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test(CPAT) is MANDATORY to advance in almost every fire department's hiring process after application submission and written test. Do not pass go do not collect $200. CPAT certificates are valid for (1) year after issue date. We accept external agency's CPAT certificates pending validation. 

Here are a few good CPAT books:

List of the CPAT Stations:
  • Stair Climb (climbing stairs while carrying an additional 25 lb. simulated hose pack)
  • Ladder Raise and Extension (placing a ground ladder at the fire scene and extending the ladder to the roof or a window)
  • Hose Drag (stretching uncharged hoselines, advancing lines)
  • Equipment Carry (removing and carrying equipment from fire apparatus to fireground)
  • Forcible Entry (penetrating a locked door, breaching a wall) and
  • Search (crawling through dark unpredictable areas to search for victims)
  • Rescue Drag (removing victim or partner from a fire building)
  • Ceiling Pull (locating fire and checking for fire extension)

What happens when a reporter takes the Candidate Physical Ability Test?  With very little training she made a strong go of the CPAT, but the endurance required quickly took its' toll!

Click here for CPAT License Information.

Prince George's County Fire Department Hiring!



Prince George’s County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
To view information specific for employment with the County Police Department please view their careers page to JOIN PGPD.

Application Acceptance Process

As of July 1, 2011, applications will only be accepted online!
Now you can view current job openings and apply on-line using our On-line Job Application! The system is user-friendly and you can apply for jobs 24/7. Your application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.
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First Time Applicants

If you are a first time user, please take advantage of our helpful On-line Application User's Guide (PDF format).
If this is the first time you are accessing the Prince George's County Government's on-line application system, you will need to create an account and select a username and password. To do so, click on the Create Your Account Here link and complete the form.  You will then be able to log in to your account.

Creating Your Employment Application

After your account has been established, you can create an application by logging in and clicking on the Build Job Application link. As you complete your application, remember to save work in progress. If you have been in the system for more than an hour without saving your entries, you will be automatically logged out as a security measure, and your information will be lost. Once your application is completed, it will be stored in the system and can be used to apply for future job openings. Please provide a complete history of your work experience.
At the bottom of this page are current employment opportunities. Click on the job title you are interested in, and then click on the “Apply” link. Some positions require a job specific supplemental questionnaire. If the job bulletin states that a job specific supplemental questionnaire is required, the questions will appear near the end of the on-line application process.
You must submit an application in order to be considered for each job opening. You will have an opportunity to copy and paste your resume into the application, but resumes alone are not accepted. Please remember to logout of the system before you leave this site.
If you need assistance completing your on-line application, please call the Office of Human Resources Management at (301) 883-6330. You may apply on-line at our office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Our address is:
Office of Human Resources Management
1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 159
Largo, Maryland 20774

View Job Openings and Apply!

To check the status of your application click here.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Columbus Fire Department Taking Employment Applications

Columbus Firefighter Rescue IAFF
The City of Columbus Fire Department is seeking firefighters looking for a career in the Fire Service. Every day City of Columbus Firefighters affect the lives of those we are sworn to serve by providing medical assistance, rescuing vehicle accident victims, fighting structure fires, or providing fire safety and education information to our cities and communities. The road to becoming a firefighter is a long and arduous one. The City of Columbus Fire Department's hiring process is conducted biennially (every two years) on the even numbered year.

2014 Firefighter Application - WORD Document firefighter-Application-Employment.docx

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