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Important Information for Applicants


    • Review the job posting and check the eligibility requirements specific to the job posting.
    • Check the posting for instructions and application deadline.
    • Submit required documents by deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.
    • Maintain contact information (telephone, mailing address, e-mail) throughout the process.
    • Reapply for a position with the District if previously applied and met eligibility requirements.



To be hired as a firefighter requires passing a written examination, a fitness assessment test, a panel oral board interview, and a physical examination.  Listed below is a general overview:

 Written Examination:   An exam featuring multiple-choice questions in a variety of subject areas.  

CPAT:   A timed test that assesses an applicant’s physical fitness, including strength, endurance, and flexibility.  There are several CPAT orientation and practice sessions before the CPAT official test.

Panel Board Interview:  An interview with a hiring panel that includes fire department officers asking directly related questions about firefighting.

Physical Examination:  For firefighter positions only, a contingent job offer is subject to a physical examination which is performed by a certified medical professional to check the candidate’s physical and medical condition will be required.


Applicants will be notified by phone and/or mail of their exam results.

CPAT dates are as follows, please arrive at 0800 each day:

  • Orientation #1- October 14, 2017
  • Orientation #2- October 21, 2017
  • Practice #1- November 18, 2017
  • Practice #2- November 26, 2017
  • Final-  December 9, 2017

 Applicants who successfully pass the CPAT will have the opportunity to move on to an interview.  Interviews will take place at the Administration Building located at 203 E.Pecan, PF, TX 78660.    

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