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Step 2: Decide if You're Ready

Step 2: Decide if You're Ready

Basic Eligibility Requirements

The fire department will post the entry-level requirements on the job description flyer. In order for a candidate’s application to be accepted, the minimum requirements must be met.

While entry-level requirements vary from department to department, most require candidates to be at least 18 years of age. Some require applicants to be at least 21 years old. Most require at least a GED or high s...