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Hiring Opportunities

A career in the fire service is challenging and rewarding. The Fairfield Fire Department offers tests during the year and they are also administered throughout the state of Connecticut. The minimum qualifications for an applicant taking the Firefighter's Exam include a $168 non-refundable application fee, U.S. citizenship or legally authorized to work in the United States, a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), and a valid driver's license.

State of Connecticut Firefighter Testing Consortium

Multiple fire agencies within the state of Connecticut area are seeking applicants to establish eligibility lists for the position of Firefighter. These departments will be testing as a consortium and one application will grant you the ability to apply to all departments. Each department has different requirements for their applicants and individual departments may hold more stringent requirements. In order to be considered for each agency you must comply with their minimum standards.

Fire Departments in the Consortium

Branford Fire Department Bristol Fire Department 
East Hartford Fire Department Fairfield Fire Department
Mansfield Fire and ES Department Naugatuck Fire Department 
New Canaan Fire Department  North Haven Fire Department  
South Fire  Westport Fire 
Wilton Fire   


The written examination will be administered the week of June 16, 2018 – June 23, 2018. Multiple testing sessions will be offered throughout the State of Connecticut. Weekday and weekend options will be available. The exact location and times of the testing sessions will be released at a later time. After the application deadline, you will be notified of your eligibility status via email and instructions on how to schedule a written exam time will be provided.

Testing sessions will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. To increase the likelihood of selecting your desired timeslot, be sure to correctly submit all the required documentation by the application deadline. You will be notified via email on how to register for a testing session at a later time. Dates and times are subject to change.

Be sure that you meet the minimum requirements and can supply the supporting documentation by the application deadline. No refunds will be issued for any reason.