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Flagstaff Fire Department Hiring Process
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The Flagstaff Fire Department will be recruiting through the National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com) for the position of Firefighter EMT/Paramedic.

Interested candidates may take online practice tests at www.fireteamtest.com

Anyone wanting to be considered must go to the National Testing Network (NTN) website and register to take the written exam during the month of October from the 1st through the 24th.  The written exams will be held at various locations around the nation including Phoenix and one here locally on October 17th at Coconino Community College. The physical location is 3000 N. 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ and will be at 09:00.

NTN Test Site Locations And Dates:


Must meet minimum requirements to apply for the position.

2015 Testing/Hiring Schedule
  • Tests accepted through NTN October 1st-24th 2015.
  • Applications accepted by top 80 candidates October 30th-November 9th at 0800.
  • Matrix Scoring = information given on application and attached certifications.
  • Physical agility test November 21st, invite to top 60 candidates (based on test scores and matrix).
  • Peer interview December 7th-11th to top 30 candidates based on test score, matrix and agility test.
  • Executive interview December 17th and 18th given to top 9 candidates.
  • Job offers by December 21st to top 3 candidates plus 2 alternates.
  • Academy will begin January 25th, 2016.

*** Top Candidates will be notified by Human Resources via email if they qualify to move forward in the hiring process.***

If offered a position candidates must complete the following prior to finalization of job offer:
  • Background investigation
  • Drug screen   
  • The final step is a medical examination with department public safety certified physician.

Pay Scale:
  • Upon selection, employee will attend an eight week session at the Flagstaff Firefighter Academy. Starting salary is $41,597.92 for FF/EMT, and $47,800.48 for FF/Paramedic. The FFD allows 30 paid paramedic slots, and pay is dependent upon availability.
  • See link for pay plan 


Medical Benefits

Residential Requirements:
  • All "emergency service employees" are required to live within 35 miles eastbound, westbound or southbound on the I-17 corridor by completion of academy.

Cost of Living:

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