The Mission of the Tucson Fire Academy is to ensure that the Tucson Fire Department provides well-qualified, well-trained and physically able public servants to protect and serve the community.
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Firefighter Recruit and other City of Tucson Job Openings listed at https://jobapscloud.com/tucson/
For additional information, email TucsonFireJobs@tucsonaz.gov.
Beginning a Career with Tucson Fire
Anyone interested in becoming a firefighter with the Tucson Fire Department must first go through the Civil Service testing process. To work for Tucson Fire in any uniformed position, a candidate must complete the testing process AND complete the department’s training Academy.
TFD does not hire into any uniform position except for Firefighter.
The following Minimum Requirements must be met in order to apply for the upcoming testing process:
Must be at least 18 years old
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certificate
Valid Driver’s License with two years driving experience
Ability to obtain an Arizona EMT certification upon graduation from the academy. Contact AZDHS for questions regarding certification
Physical abilities necessary to perform essential firefighting functions
Currently, it is not necessary to have either an EMT certification or a Firefighter I or II certification in order to apply. Nor is it necessary to live within the Tucson city limits, although these may be requirements in future recuitments.
Applicants should be aware that successful completion of all phases of the testing process does not guarantee employment. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a minimum of six months.
The City of Tucson is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Under the city's Civil Service-Human Resources Ordinance, Tucson Code Chapter 10 §10-18, it is unlawful to discriminate in city employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, marital status, and political opinions, beliefs or affiliations.