Hiring E-Tip #3: Mark your calendars, test prep is coming

Fall is quickly approaching, which means test-preparation events are upon us.

The Salt Lake City Fire (SLC Fire) Department will host a series of monthly test-preparation events beginning in October. Each test-preparation event will focus on an aspect of our hiring …

Hiring E-Tip #2: Time to get in fighting shape

Approximately one year from today, you could be taking part in the Salt Lake City Fire Department’s CPAT. Not familiar with CPAT? “The Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) was developed to allow fire departments to obtain pools of trainable …

Hiring E-Tip #1: Know the Job

Myth: In modern firefighting, 80% of calls are dedicated to putting out structure fires.

Reality: SLCFD responded to 30,103 emergency calls in 2016. Of those calls, 20% were related to fire incidents and 80% were related to medical emergencies.

Myth: Firefighters …

Testing Process Overview


FireTEAM Written Exam by Ergometrics – Only those who have applied through the city’s employment website will be allowed entrance to the written exam. On the day of the written exam, you MUST bring picture identification …

Oral Board Assessment


The Oral Board Assessment will consist of a structured, behaviorally-based interview questions.  Your responses will be evaluated by fire officers and other firefighters or firefighter specialists.

The following attributes may be assessed in the Oral Board Assessments:

Assertiveness …

CPAT – Candidate Physical Ability Test


The physical skills a firefighter needs to possess will be tested in this portion of the testing process. This exam is very strenuous because the work of a firefighter can be very strenuous. The …

Firefighter Test Study Guide


The first part of the testing process is the written exam. After the written exam is administered, a cut off score will be determined. The cut-off score will be determined by evaluating department need, the …

Are you ready?

For information regarding the testing process – Jennifer 801-799-4109 or [email protected]

 For information regarding preparation events – Darby 801-799-4120 or [email protected]


Salt Lake City Fire does not require previous firefighting experience, EMT certification or any fire certifications prior to hire.


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