Career Opportunities

​Consider a Rewarding Career with the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Join our Team of DEDICATED, COMPASSIONATE, and HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. Become a Virginia Beach Firefighter!​

​​​​​Please email to be placed on an Interest List for future hiring processes.

2021 Firefighter Recruit Hiring Process

Applications have now closed!

If you would like to be added to the Interest List and be notified of future hiring processes, then please email

NOTE: All dates are subject to change! We are currently reviewing applications at this time. The Personal History Questionnaire can be completed and submitted electronically, the Written Exam can be performed remotely, and we will accept valid CPAT cards from other IAFF-licensed facilities. However, all remaining testing must be done in person. We also recommend that you bookmark this page, as it will be updated with the latest information.

4/8/2021: Due to a technical error, sign-up information and links to study guides and practice tests for the written test has been slightly delayed. We apologize for the inconvienence and are trying to correct the issues as quickly as possible. Please keep an eye on your email as the information will be sent out once the issue has been corrected.

4/14/2021: The technical issues have been corrected. All registration information will be sent out by this afternoon.

4/8/2021: Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) Distributed
4/14/2021: Written Test Sign-Up Distributed
4/27/2021, 4/29/2021, & 5/1/2021: Written Exam
5/1/2021: PHQ Due by 11:59PM (EST)
5/21/2021 & 5/22/2021: CPAT Orientation
5/25/2021, 5/27/2021, & 5/29/2021: CPAT Trial 1
6/19/2021: CPAT Trial 2
7/17/2021: CPAT Trial 3
8/2/2021 - 8/6/2021: Structured Oral Interviews (SOI)
Late August: Polygraphs & Reference Checks
Mid-September: Conditional Offers
Early/Mid-October: Pre-Assessment Testing & Uniform Fitting
Mid-November: Final Offers
December 2021: New Member Orientation / Day 1 - VBFA6 Fire Academy

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