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We are looking for Firefighters to join our Salt Lake City team!


Under supervision of a Fire Department Officer, Firefighters perform fire suppression, rescue, and property conservation activities. This position performs as a first responder to provide basic life support and emergency care to sudden illness or accident victims. Participates in or conducts fire prevention activities including inspection, code enforcement, and public education. Participates in drills and other department training activities. This is specialized worked performed in accordance with National and Salt Lake City Fire Department performance and training standards. All persons hired in this position are required to achieve journey-level certification by completing a Utah State Department of Labor recognized and approved apprenticeship program.


Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law. Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.



Applicants must be 18 years of age and eligible to work in the US on or before the written test.  Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED or equivalent on/or before June 30th, 2022.  In addition, applicants must possess a valid Driver License by the time of employment.



To apply for this position, interested candidates must complete an online application at prior to the application deadline.  For more information about this career, visit


If a candidate does not have computer access, they may schedule an appointment by emailing [email protected] Candidates may also visit public libraries for computer access.


Applications must be completed no later than March 31st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (MT) in order to be considered.



Written Exam – 40%

The written exam questions will be obtained from a test bank provided by Ergometrics.  The exam is scheduled to be administered April 15-16th, 2022; location to be announced.


Oral Board Assessment – 60%

The oral board assessment will be conducted like an interview.


Method of Scoring and Ranking

An applicant’s final score will be obtained by adding the weighted numerically scored portions of the written examination and oral board assessment.  The Candidates will be ranked according to their final score and placed on the list.


Preference points will then be added to that score as follows:


Paramedic:                          1 point

Veteran:                               5 points

Disabled Veteran:              10 points


Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) – Pass/Fail

CPAT is a standardized test adopted by the Salt Lake City Fire Department.


The CPAT is a sequence of eight events requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner.  This test was developed to allow fire departments to obtain trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes.  This is a pass/fail test based on a validated maximum total time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds.


All finalist candidates will be given a CPAT orientation guide/preparation manual at least eight weeks in advance of their test.



Candidates may request a reasonable disability-based accommodation for any part of the examination process.  Requests accompanied by medical documentation must be submitted to the Fire Department HR Representative, Jennifer Sykes at [email protected] at least ten (10) business days prior to the examination date.



Application Period                                 September 1st, 2021 – March 31st, 2022

Application Deadline                             March 31st, 2022

Written Exam                                        April 15th-16th, 2022

Oral Board Assessment                        May 16th-20th, 23rd-27th 2022

CPAT (Physical Agility) Testing             June 11th, 18th, 25th 2022


*Dates subject to change under extenuating circumstances*


GENERAL INFORMATION:  Questions regarding the process may be directed to SLC Fire Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, Austin Clark at [email protected] or 801.231.0160.


Please note candidates may not qualify for this position if they have:

Used any marijuana product within the last 2 years from the date of application
Used any non-prescribed narcotic drug and/or hallucinogens within the last 5 years from the date of application
Been charged, convicted, or may be convicted of a felony
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