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Recruit Class 62 Application Package

Recruit Firefighter Program

Class 62

August 27, 2018 to December 7, 2018

Letter to Chief and Training Officers

 

Application Information
  • In order to thoroughly complete the application, the Fire Department should have available copies of the following for the Recruit to read and understand prior to attending the program:
  • Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations
  • DESPP - Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action Policies
  • Connecticut Firefighters Physical Fitness Preparation Guide
  • These PDF documents are set to be printed on both sides of the paper.
  • The Application to the Recruit Firefighter Program – Class 62 is a Two-Section application.

 

Section 1 – Fire Department Registration
  • This section will register the applicant with the CFA and provide the program with important FD information prior to the start of program.

 

Section 2 – Recruit Applicant Information
  • This section will provide the program with information about the applicant and authorizations at the start of program.
  • Checklists are provided for each section to ensure Fire Departments have completed the necessary documentation, are providing the applicant with the required equipment and informing the recruit of personal items required for the program.
  • Follow the steps lists below to complete the documents and meet the deadlines.
  • All documents are formatted to be printed on both sides of the paper.

 

Section 1 – Fire Department Registration Packet
  • Complete Section 1 and Fax or Mail to the Connecticut Fire Academy no later than Monday, August 20, 2018 (7 days prior to the start of class).

 

Section 2 – Recruit Applicant Packet
  • This section will be completed and brought in by the Recruit on the first day of the program; Monday, August 27, 2018.
  • DO NOT Fax or Mail the completed Section 2 packet, or the required copies of documents and completed Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test.
  • Copies of FD SCBA Fit test results, CPAT, EMR, EMT, EMT/P and CPR cards should be brought in by the Recruit on the first day of the program; Monday, August 27, 2018.
  • Class 62 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than August 27, 2016. Contact the Program Manager or Coordinators with any questions.
  • Completed Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test document.

 

**IMPORTANT**
  • The information below has changed from all prior applications. Your great attention to detail in completing the updated forms and following the new process is critical to the efficient registration of each recruit.
  • Click on each LINK to access all of the PDF forms and documents.
  • Recruit Firefighter Program Application Packets

 

SECTION 1, FIRE DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION
  • STEP 1: Print Section 1 CHECKLIST - Fire Department Registration & Required Items
  • STEP 2: Print Section 1, FIRE DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION
  • Section 1 – FireDepartment Registration Packet should be received by CFA no later than Monday August 20th, 2018.
  • STEP 3: Ensure that each recruit from your department reads and understands the Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations and DESPP Policies described and available below.
  • STEP 4: Ensure that each recruit from your department reads and understands the Connecticut Firefighters Physical Fitness Assessment and Preparation guide described and available below.

 

SECTION 2, RECRUIT APPLICANT PACKET
  • DO NOT Fax or Mail the completed Section 2 packet, or the required copies of documents and completed Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test.
  • STEP 5: Print Section 2 CHECKLIST – Recruit Applicant Information & Required Items
  • STEP 6: Print Section 2, RECRUIT APPLICANT PACKET
  • Section 2 will be collected on the First Day of Class
  • DO NOT submit Section 2: Recruit Application Packet with Section 1: FD Registration Packet
  • The Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test is contained as part of Section 2 -Recruit Applicant Packet and will be collected on the First Day of Class
  • STEP 7: Read and understand the information provided in the following documents:
  • Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations
  • DESSP Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action Policies
  • Connecticut Firefighters Physical Fitness Assessment and Preparation Guide
  • Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations and DESPP Policies
  • Attached are the 2018 Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations and DESPP Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action Policies as approved by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
  • The Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations are to be read and understood by the Recruit prior to the start and retained by the department throughout the program.

 

Physical Fitness Preparedness

As a way to better serve the state fire service, the Connecticut Firefighters Health and Safety Consortium has formalized our recommendations for preparation for the Recruit Firefighter Program. Historically over the past 5 years, using field-level fitness testing, greater than 40% of incoming recruits have been determined to be obese and otherwise deconditioned for their start as Recruits.

All future recruit classes will require this greater preparation for the rigors of training in order to address the obvious inherent physical risks of not being adequately prepared for both training and the beginning of a tremendously demanding profession.

These current modest but bold steps will address the obvious physical risks of poor conditioning, and ensure that each sponsoring fire department gets the most benefit from their respective investment in our Recruit Firefighter Program.

 

Medical Examination Requirements

For those in need of a Pre-Recruit Medical Examination, the NFPA 1582 Medical Examination Guidance will assist a Physician in complying with the National Fire Protection Association’s 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments medical evaluation.

An OSHA 1910.134, Respiratory Protection Program Guidelines Medical Evaluation Questionnaire is also available for the Physician in the medical evaluation process.

Review the links below to assist with completing the Medical Examination Confirmation, and Medical Certification page of the FIRE DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION.

 

Tentative Dates for Future Recruit Classes
  • Recruit Class 63
    • Spring 2019: February 12th to May 22nd 2019
    • Applicant for Class 63 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than February 12, 2017.

 

  • Recruit Class 64
    • Fall 2019: August 26th – December 6th 2019
    • Applicant for Class 62 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than August 26, 2017.
    • Application documents to the Recruit Firefighter Program will be available on this web-page 30 days prior to the start of the program.
    • Class sizes are limited and preference given to applicants that have been hired or is employed by the sponsoring Fire Dep