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TO: FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATES

The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is planning to schedule the next Firefighter written examination. In order to receive updates in a timely manner, all applicants for Firefighter are encouraged to check their e-mail in-box and/or spam folder on a regular basis.

Please review all emails and attachments you receive from the City Personnel Department carefully for details regarding your status and details about the next Firefighter examination. Attachments may also include information on how to prepare for the examination.

For those applicants not invited to test, subsequent written tests will be given, as needed, based on the City's hiring needs. Your application will be kept on file under this job bulletin and automatically included for possible testing in the next test administration.

Drill Tower Class
December 29, 2014
Processing Time Frame *

  • Written Test: August 2, 2014
  • Interview/Background Appointment: August 2014
  • Field (Background) Investigation & proof of passing CPAT due: August - October 2014
  • Review of Qualifications: Late October/Mid-November 2014
  • Medical/Psychological Evaluations: November/Early December 2014
  • Certification (for hiring consideration) & Proof of EMT certificate due: December 2014

Drill Tower Class
March 9, 2015
Processing Time Frame *

  • Written Test: October 11, 2014
  • Interview/Background Appointment: Late October/Early November 2014
  • Field (Background) Investigation & proof of passing CPAT due: October 2014 January 2015
  • Review of Qualifications: January 2015
  • Medical/Psychological Evaluations: January/February 2015
  • Certification (for hiring consideration) & Proof of EMT certificate due: February 2015

*Time frames and Drill Tower Class dates may be subject to change.


The City of Los Angeles is currently not accepting applications for the Firefighter position. You can submit a request for email notification when the entry-level exam is offered again by clicking on this link: https://personline.lacity.org/notecard


About the LAFD

The LAFD is one of the best firefighting agencies in the world and has long set a standard of excellence for training and performance. The LAFD is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting approximately 4 million people who live, work and play in America's second largest City.

The LAFD's 3,239 uniformed personnel protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service.

An equally committed non-sworn cadre of 336 professional support personnel provides technical and administrative expertise in their corresponding pursuit of the Department's Mission.

A total of 1,051 uniformed Firefighters (including 218 serving as Firefighter/Paramedics), are always on duty at Fire Department facilities citywide, including 106 Neighborhood Fire Stations strategically located across the Department's 470 square-mile jurisdiction.

Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 713,762 times to come to the aid of their neighbors in need.