Civil Service Exam (CSE)

The CSE consists of basic Reading and Math questions. After submitting an online application you will receive a study guide.

Physical Ability Test(PAT)

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The Physical Ability Test consists of two separate components. The first component is a series of tasks designed to assess important physical abilities necessary for effective job performance as a firefighter. The second component is a 1.5 mile run.

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All documentation provided will be reviewed for consistency, accuracy, and authenticity at the interview. At this time all applicants should submit all required immunizations to the HFD Infection Control Office. Dress Code is Business Professional!


Polygraph Examination

Each applicant must pass a polygraph examination without deception.


Background Investigation

A background investigation including residential, employment, educational, military, criminal history and driving record (State & National checks) will be completed on each applicant.


Conditional Job Offer

Complete new hire paperwork, drug test, medical exam, physical exam, and uniform fitting. Dress Code is Business Professional!
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