Tucson Fire Department Training

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At this time due to the uncertainty and economic challenges, we do not have information on recruitment dates. Please check the website at least monthly to obtain the most current information on the status of our next testing process.


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
  • 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.


Please click on the Pre-Academy page for detailed information regarding the testing process.


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.