FPC training and testing services have resumed. COVID-19 precautions remain in place. Contact our Training or Certification Divisions for any questions. Please refrain from attending a scheduled program should you have any COVID related symptoms or generally not feeling well.

How to Become a Career Firefighter

To become a Connecticut Career Firefighter you must first apply for the position at the city or town that may be hiring or posting for the entry position. Every city or town in Connecticut has its own criteria for hiring and is responsible for their own examination process. A prospective firefighter should research where they would be interested to work and the hiring process for that department. Most cities or towns rank candidates based on the results of a written examination and oral interview or assessment. CPAT (Candidates Physical Ability Test) may be an application or pre-employment requirement.

Listserv Sign up

Sign up for the Connecticut Fire Academy’s CFPC-News Listserv. The CFA sends up-to-date emails to subscribers to provide such information as; Job Announcements, Training Opportunities, CPAT information and other Connecticut and Regional Fire Service related News.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Recruit applicants are required to have a CPAT card issued no more than 2 years prior to the start of the program. A waiver may be granted after validation of a comparable Fire Department Physical Ability Test.

Deadlines for 2017 Connecticut CPAT applications are;

July 21, 2017 for the Fall test cycle that will meet the CPAT requirement for the Spring 2018 Class 61.

Career Fire Service Opportunities

Link to Career Job Announcements information and other Connecticut and Regional Fire Service related news.