Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Exam For Los Angeles County Entry-Level Firefighter Open For Filing

If you're interested in joining one of the best, biggest, and busiest fire departments in the US, here's the info:

We are proud to announce that the bulletin for the Fire Fighter Trainee (FFT)
Examination will post today and that applications for the exam will be accepted
beginning Monday, February 5, 2007.
As previously announced, the new
examination will include the following changes from the last exam:

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and the exam will be given
more frequently based on the needs of the Department.
• A Candidate Physical
Ability Test (CPAT) certification, issued within the previous 12 months, will be
required prior to filing an application.
• Applications can be filed
on-line, as well as mailed to the Department. The applications are valid for 12
• Candidates will be randomly selected from the pool of applicants
to take the written examination.
• The written examination will be
pass/fail; and for those who pass, a structured interview will be conducted to
determine 100% of the candidate’s score. That score will determine band
placement on the register.
• As the needs of the Department dictate,
successful top-banded candidates from the continuous register will be invited to
begin the hiring process (background and medical exams.)
Please find
attached a copy of the FFT Examination bulletin, application, and frequently
asked questions (FAQs). Fire stations and other administrative sites that are
open to the public are requested to have copies of this information available
for distribution.
The above information is also available by logging on to
our Department’s website at http://www.lacofd.org/HelpWanted/BeAFirefighter.asp.
This site, as well as our toll free number 888.897.FIRE will be updated with the
most recent information.
If you have any questions, please contact the
Recruitment Unit at (323) 881-3076 or via e-mail at BeAFirefighter@lacofd.org

Seems to be quite a radical change in their hiring processes.