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The upcoming application period will open February 2022. Click here to subscribe to be notified when the exam opens.

COVID-19 Firefighter Hiring Update:

At this time, the LAFD hiring process is continuing with a few adjustments in light of these extraordinary circumstances.

  • CAPS is currently available Mondays and Saturdays at Drill Tower 81. Click here to sign up.

  • CAPS is currently available Thursdays at Drill Tower 40. Click here to sign up.

  • To schedule or check on the status of your CPAT testing, contact FCTC via

  • To be notified for updates regarding the interview and background check process, please email and you will be contacted by a Public Safety Selection & Recruitment Division staff member.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to appointment by the Los Angeles Police Department/Los Angeles Fire Department. The ordinance is available at

For information regarding upcoming LAFD recruitment events and notifications regarding Firefighter preparatory programs, click here.