HFD CAREERS

 

The Hiring Process

Information regarding the testing and application process can be found online at cityofhenderson.com/hfdjobs.

 

Testing Process

Appointment to the position and entry into the HFD Cadet Academy is subject to the successful completion of:

  • Written exam (70% passing)
  • The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) - required to participate in Oral Board interview

Invited Candidates

  • Oral Board Interview
  • Selection Interview
  • Medical/physical examination that includes drug and alcohol screenings
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation

Minimum Requirements

Firefighter

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • 18 years of age at the time of the written exam
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence at time of appointment and maintain an excellent driving record.
  • Must possess a current certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician at the time of application.

Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • 18 years of age at the time of the written exam
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence at time of appointment and maintain an excellent driving record.
  • Must possess a current certificate as a Paramedic at the time of application.

Paramedic Lateral Transfers

Occasionally, we may recruit for lateral transfer Paramedics with experience from other fire departments. The minimum qualifications to be considered for this type of recruitment are:

  • Must possess a Firefighter II certificate or equivalent meeting National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 standards at time of application.
  • Minimum of one year full-time employment as a firefighter with an organized fire agency or one year as a reserve or volunteer member of an organized fire agency.
  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • 18 years of age at the time of the written exam
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence at time of appointment and maintain an excellent driving record.
  • Must possess a current certificate as a Paramedic at the time of application.

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EXPLORER PROGRAM

Are you aged 15 to 21?  You may be interested in our Explorer Program. Participants in the program learn about fire and EMS-related topics, both in the classroom and on the drill ground. The group meets on Thursday night (excluding holidays) from 4:30-9:30 p.m. at the Fire Training Center. More info can be found here.

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