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Information regarding the next phase of the Firefighter Selection process was e-mailed on Monday, July, 28, 2014, and Tuesday July 29, 2014. If you have not already done so, check your e-mail In- box and/or Spam folder for updates.

For Candidates scheduled to test please review your email, and the attachment, carefully for details regarding the date, time and location for the exam. The attachment also includes information on how to prepare for the exam.

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.

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.

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:

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.