IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TEMPE RESIDENTS!
Your trash and recycling pickup days are changing beginning Feb. 3. More information is available on the city’s website at tempe.gov/SMART or by calling Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311.
How and where can I go through the training academy?
Our training academy is designed and operated for those firefighter-recruits who are hired after our testing process.
Do I need to be a certified firefighter?
No, it is not required. However, any training or schooling in the firefighting field may be of assistance in the testing process.
What can I do to prepare for the application process?
Evaluate any fire science classes offered at a college near you. Be physically fit, specifically in the areas of cardiovascular and upper body strength. Familiarize yourself with fire department operations and programs. See information about the Recruitment Process and Gaining Experience.
How often do you hire?
We hire off of our eligibility list periodically throughout the year as openings occur from retirement or new positions developed.
Do you have paramedic positions?
Yes. Our paramedic positions are available to firefighters who have been on the job one year after completion of the training academy. At that time they are able to test for this assignment position, which is performed in conjunction with their regular firefighter responsibilities.
Do you have a reserve, cadet, or volunteer program?
Yes, we have a Fire Cadet program and for everyday citizens the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Do you have a citizen ride along program?
Yes, but it is a limited program and not intended for participants to have regular reoccurring ride-alongs.
For information call the administrative offices at 480-858-7200.