Firefighter Requirements in Arizona – Steps To Become a Fireman

FirefighterRequirements in AZ

Many young person seeing fire trucks zooming down the streets with horns blaring and lights flashing declare that they want to be a Firefighter when they grow up. 

All grown up now and still wanting to pursue that dream? There are skills to be accomplished and much to learn but it’s all worth it in the end.

Arizona certification for Firefighters 1 & 2 are conducted by facilities that are approved by the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence, AKA, AzCFSE.

Steps to Become a Firefighter in Arizona

Basically there are 4 steps involved to receive your certificate…

  1. A certified trainer will verify you have met all the requirements so you can begin testing for your certification
  2. Money. Your money pays for the testing of both the written and skill examinations
  3. Pass your written exam
  4. Pass your skill exam

Let’s look at some of the requirements for becoming a firefighter starting with examples of the basics. Ready?

  • Operating all types of hand tools…hooks, bars, forcible entry tools
  • How to connect the hoses, direct the water stream and pressure, use firefighting chemicals
  • Protecting a citizen’s property, proper clean up afterwards, and performing salvage work
  • Being a First Responder on a HazMat scene
  • Giving tours, being a guide around the fire house, and visiting schools and giving children the dream to follow in your footsteps

KNOWLEDGE. If you are like me, you probably only know what you have seen in the movies…

  • What are the procedures and practices of modern day firefighting
  • Learning  and maintaining all your equipment, whether it’s the vehicles you drive, or the you tools use, proper care has to be taken of all
  • Learning all the government rules and regulations governing Fire Departments
  • HazMat, First Responder, Life supports procedures

Of course there is more “knowledge” needed, this was just the short list!

ABILITIES. You know what this means….being clear headed and able bodied to think through and carry out your knowledge

  • You will learn to think, act, and respond quickly in whatever kind of emergency
  • Deal with people who are in the midst of this disaster
  • Selecting the proper equipment you will need
  • Having the physical strength, endurance and stamina to operate under any and all pressure

Again, this was just a short list, too!

All these areas and more will be covered in your Fire Academy training to fully prepare you for your certification exam.

Test time!

Arizona Fireman Written Exam

Your written exam will be multiple choice containing 150 questions. Passing grade is 112 right, or 75%. Don’t let this scare you off. You are allowed 3 retests within one year of completing your initial training so. That‘s not so bad!

You know you need to be in the best physical and mental health to be a firefighter. For your own safety and that of those you will be serving this will be critical for all.

Additional Requirements: Polygraph Test & Firefighter Interview

Here are some additional steps that are required before getting hired by a fire department:

1. You must pass the firefighter entrance exam (also known as the civil service exam in some states).

2. You must pass a background check , free of any felony convictions.

3. You must pass a drug screen test.

4. You must pass the polygraph test. I recommend downloading How to Pass Your Polygraph ebook.  I encourage you to look over this  e-book before sitting down for your polygraph test. You can thank me later.

5. You must go through and pass an oral board interview. To prepare for the oral interview, we suggest reading through Master Your Firefighter Interview before sitting for your interview. It’s a very good interview preparation book for future fireman.

Good luck! I know you can do it! After all, this is your childhood dream come true.

Job Description of a Fire fighter:

Responds immediately to fires and other emergency situations. Provides protection to public and property. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. May need to pass strength tests.

 Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May direct and lead the work of others. Typically reports to a manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Average Salary & Pay scale of a Firefighter in AZ

 The average salary of a fire fighter in Arizona is $41,000, according to The job listing website says the range for fire fighters in Arizona is from $29,612 to $56,444.

Firefighter Jobs in Arizona

The directory below is a list of every fire station in the state of Arizona. If you are looking for a firefighter job in your area, please visit our career job center, and then enter your city and state in the search box.

  • 162 Fighter Wing Fire Department
  • Aguila Volunteer Fire Department
  • AK Chin Indian Community Fire Department
  • Alpine Volunteer Fire Department
  • Apache Junction Fire District
  • Arivaca Volunteer Fire Department
  • Arizona City Fire District
  • Arizona Department of Corrections
  • Arizona State Forestry Division
  • Arizona State Prison Complex
  • Ash Fork Fire District
  • ASPC – Perryville
  • Avondale Fire Department
  • Avra Valley Fire District
  • Babocomari Fire District
  • Beaver Dam – Littlefield Fire District
  • Benson Fire Department
  • Bisbee Fire Department
  • Black Canyon Fire District
  • Blue Ridge Fire Department
  • Boeing Fire Protection
  • Buckeye Fire Department
  • Buckeye Valley Rural Volunteer Fire Department
  • Buckskin Fire Department
  • Bullhead City Fire Department
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Department
  • Camp Navajo Fire Department
  • Camp Verde Fire District
  • Canyon Fire District
  • Carefree Fire Department
  • Casa Grande Fire Department
  • Central Heights Fire District
  • Central Yavapai Fire District
  • Chandler Fire Department
  • Chino Valley Fire District
  • Chloride Volunteer Fire Department
  • Christopher – Kohl’s Fire District
  • Circle City – Morristown Fire Department
  • Clarkdale Fire Department
  • Clay Springs / Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department
  • Clear Creek Pines 456
  • Clifton Fire Department
  • Colorado City Fire District
  • Colorado River Indian Tribes
  • Concho Volunteer Fire Department
  • Congress Fire District
  • Coolidge Fire Department
  • Cornville Page Springs Fire District
  • Corona De Tucson Fire Department
  • Cottonwood Fire Department
  • Crown King Fire District
  • Daisy Mountain Fire Department
  • Desert Hills Fire Department
  • Diamond Star Fire Department
  • Douglas Fire Department
  • Drexel Heights Fire District
  • Dudleyville Volunteer Fire Department
  • Eagar Fire Department
  • Ehrenberg Fire District
  • El Mirage Fire Department
  • Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department
  • Elfrida Fire Department
  • Eloy Fire District
  • Fire District of Sun City West
  • Fire Team Four Volunteer Fire Association
  • Flagstaff Fire Department
  • Florence Fire Department
  • Forest Lakes Fire Department
  • Forest Service, Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
  • Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department
  • Fountain Hills Fire Department
  • Fredonia Fire Department
  • Fry Fire District
  • Ganado Fire District
  • General Dynamics Decision Systems Fire Department
  • Gila / Neblett Fire District
  • Gila Bend AFAF Fire Department
  • Gila Bend Fire Department
  • Gila River Fire Department
  • Gilbert Fire Department
  • Gisela Valley Volunteer Fire Department
  • Glendale Fire Department
  • Golden Shores Fire Department
  • Golden Valley Fire Department
  • Golder Ranch Fire District
  • Goodyear Fire Department
  • Grand Canyon Airport Fire Department
  • Grand Canyon National Park Fire Department
  • Grapevine Mesa Fire District
  • Green Valley Fire District
  • Greer Fire Department
  • Groom Creek Fire District
  • Harquahala Valley Fire District
  • Hayden Volunteer Fire Department
  • Heber – Overgaard Fire Department
  • Helmet Peak Volunteer Fire Department
  • High Country Fire Rescue (HCFR)
  • Highlands Fire Department
  • Holbrook Volunteer Fire Department
  • Hopi Agency Fire Rescue
  • Houston Mesa Fire Department
  • Hualapai Valley Fire District
  • Jerome Fire Department
  • Joseph City Fire District
  • Junipine Volunteer Fire Department
  • Kaibab Estates West Fire District
  • Kayenta Community School Fire Department
  • Kingman Fire Department
  • Lake Havasu City Fire Department
  • Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District
  • Lakeside Fire Department
  • Laveen Fire District
  • Linden Fire Department
  • Luke Air Force Base
  • Mammoth Volunteer Fire District
  • Maricopa Fire Department
  • Mayer Fire Department
  • Mc Mullen Valley Fire District
  • Mesa Fire Department
  • Mescal Volunteer Fire Department
  • Miami Fire Department
  • Mohave Valley Volunteer Fire District
  • Montezuma Rimrock Fire District
  • Morenci Fire Department
  • Mormon Lake Volunteer Fire Department
  • Mount Lemmon Fire District
  • Naco Fire District
  • Nogales Fire Department
  • Nogales Suburban Fire District
  • Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District 1
  • Northwest Fire District
  • Oatman Fire Department
  • Oracle Volunteer Fire District
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Page Fire Department
  • Palominas Fire District
  • Parker Fire Department
  • Parks / Bellemont Fire District
  • Pascua Pueblo Fire Department
  • Patagonia Volunteer Fire and Rescue
  • Paulden Volunteer Fire Department
  • Payson Fire Department
  • Peeples Valley Fire Department
  • Peoria Fire Department
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Phelps Dodge Emergency Response Rescue Team
  • Phoenix Fire Department
  • Picture Rocks Fire District
  • Pima Rural Fire Department
  • Pine Lake Fire Department
  • Pinetop Fire Department
  • Pinewood Fire District
  • Pinion Pine Fire Department
  • Pirtleville Fire District
  • Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department
  • Ponderosa Fire District
  • Portal Fire and Rescue
  • Prescott Fire Department
  • Presidential Estates / Babocomari / Woody Hills Fire District
  • Puerco Valley Fire District
  • PVNGS Fire Department
  • Quartzsite Fire District
  • Queen Creek Fire Department
  • Queen Valley Fire District
  • Raytheon Fire Department
  • Red Lake Fire Department
  • Regional Fire Rescue Department
  • Rincon Valley Fire District
  • Rio Rico Fire District
  • Rio Verde Fire District
  • Rock Point Com School Fire Department
  • Rough Rock Volunteer Fire Department
  • Rural / Metro Fire Department
  • Rural Metro Fire Department
  • Salt River Fire Department
  • San Carlos Apache Fire Department
  • San Luis Fire Department
  • San Manuel Fire Department Association
  • San Pedro Volunteer Fire Department
  • San Simon Volunteer Fire Department
  • Scottsdale Fire Department
  • Sedona Fire District
  • Seligman Fire District
  • Sherwood Forest Fire District
  • Show Low Fire Department
  • Sierra Vista Fire Department
  • Silverbell Army Heliport Fire Department
  • Somerton / Cocopah Fire Department
  • Sonoita Elgin Emergency Services
  • Southern Yavapai Fire Department
  • Spruce Mountain Fire Department
  • St. David Fire District
  • St. Johns Emergency Services
  • Stanfield Volunteer Fire Department
  • Strawberry Fire District
  • Summit Fire District
  • Sun City Fire District
  • Sun Lakes Fire District
  • Sun Valley Fire and Rescue
  • Sunnyside Fire District
  • Sunsites – Pearce Fire Department
  • Superior Fire Department
  • Surprise Fire Department
  • Taylor Fire Department
  • Tempe Fire Department
  • Thatcher Fire Department
  • Three Points Fire District
  • Thunderbird Fire District
  • Tohono O’odham Nation Fire Department
  • Tolleson Fire Department
  • Tombstone Volunteer Fire Department
  • Tonopah Valley Fire District
  • Tonto Basin Fire District
  • Tonto Hills Volunteer Fire Department
  • Tonto Village Fire District
  • Tri – City Fire Department
  • Truxton Fire District
  • Tubac Fire District
  • Tucson Airport Authority Fire Department
  • Tucson Country Club Estates Fire District
  • Tucson Fire Department
  • Tusayan Fire District
  • Valle – Wood Volunteer Fire Department
  • Valle Vista Fire District
  • Verde Valley Fire District
  • Walker Fire Protection Association
  • Whetstone Fire District
  • Whispering Pines Fire Department
  • White Mountain Apache Fire and Rescue Department
  • White Mountain Lake Fire District
  • Wickenburg Fire Department
  • Wickenburg Rural Fire Department
  • Willcox Fire Department
  • Willcox Rural Fire Department
  • Williamson Valley Fire Department
  • Winkelman Volunteer Fire Department
  • Winslow Fire Department
  • Wittmann Volunteer Fire District
  • Yarnell Fire Department
  • Yucca Fire District
  • Yuma Fire Department
  • Yuma Rural Metro Fire Department




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