Firefighter Recruitment

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Applications for Firefighter Recruit Are Scheduled To Open

January 2020

This will be a multi-department recruitment. Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek will work together to conduct a joint registration and written exam. Each department will conduct additional assessments per their own schedules and criteria.

Application Period: January 13, 2020. Closing after 1,200 applications or January 16, 2020 - whichever comes first. Successful applicants who meet minimum requirements will be invited to the written exam scheduled in early February 5, 2020 at the Mesa Convention Center.

To access the application once it is live, go to:

Test Information Night Presentation 

Tentative 2020 Testing Schedule

Application Period

January 13 - 16, 2020 or 1,200 applications – whichever comes first

Written Exam

February 2020

First Interviews

March 2020

Second Interviews

April 2020

Intern Orientation

May 2020

Selections / Conditional Offers

Summer 2020

Pre-hire Requirements

Background Check, Medical and Psychological Exams


Late Summer 2020


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Firefighter Recruit

Are you looking for a challenging career with opportunities for advancement? It takes a special person to become a firefighter. It takes someone with a desire to do something important for the community; someone with courage and dedication; who isn’t afraid of hard work and is willing to accept the challenge of a difficult job.  
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City of Mesa Jobs Page

Minimum Requirements

Excellent Benefits

  • Beginning Salary $45,947
  • Opportunities for Advancement Through Promotion
  • 25-year Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Annual Vacation Leave
  • Annual Sick Leave
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paramedic Assignment Pay
  • Bilingual Pay

Getting Started

It's never too early to begin preparing for the firefighter recruit hiring process.

  1. Find out more about the Candidate Physical Ability Test.
  2. Consider taking Community College EMT and Fire Science
  3. Review the Firefighter-Recruit job description.
  4. Check out the City of Mesa's benefit package.
  5. Check out the firefighter Public Safety Retirement Program.
  6. Learn about the Mesa Fire and Medical Department
  7. Interested in becoming a Fire Department Volunteer?

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