Veterans in Firefighting

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If you are a military veteran, you can learn more about hiring status and preference in the City of Tempe Personnel RulesTempe Human Resources has more information about Tempe’s general hiring practices and personnel rules.

Arizona Revised Statutes - Veterans

Veteran preference can be found under:
Section 303: Selection - Selection Processes
Arizona Revised Statute § 38-492

Veteran status can be found under:
Section 402: Diversity and Inclusion

Tempe firefighter, Gabe Ulibarri, news interview

Tempe Firefighter featured on Sun Devil Fan Story

Tempe firefighter Gabe Ulibarri is a military veteran and a Sun Devil fan who was profiled for a Sun Devil Fan Story that was shown during ASU's Salute to Service game in November 2016.

He's been a Tempe firefighter since 2013 and graduated from ASU in 2014 with a degree in emergency service management. Prior to working for the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department, he served in the Air Force. He's now in the Air Force reserves as a firefighter at Luke Air Force Base.

Watch his story