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!​
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The online application for the 2017 firefighter recruit position is now CLOSED. Please email hirevbfd@vbgov.com to be added to the interest list.

Current 2017 firefighter recruit applicants    Please print the ​REQUIRED Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). The PHQ packet is due no later than April 3, 2017 by 5:00 EST. 2017 Personal History Questionnaire.pdf              

Written Test Dates: March 29, 2017 & April 1, 2017, applicants will receive an email the week of March 13th to sign up for the written test. The NFSI Enhanced Study Guide is available for purchase HERE                                       

Please bring the Virginia State Police Criminal Record Request form to the written testVirginia State Police Criminal Record Request Release.pdf

CPAT Orientation (optional) Friday, March 31, 2017. Pre-registration is NOT required. Orientation will start every hour on the hour from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Location: 1210 Scholastic Way, Chesapeake, VA 23323

Attendance is not mandatory, but is recommended if you are not familiar with the CPAT. The orientation will include a short video on the CPAT followed by a tour of each of the eight stations that make up the test: Stair Climb, Hose Drag, Equipment Carry, Ladder Raise and Extension, Forcible Entry, Search and Rescue, and Ceiling Breach and Pull.

​CPAT Dates​​

Trial 1: April 26 - April 29, 2017​​

Trial 2: May 30, 2017 & June 1, 2017 (mentoring program participants ONLY)

Trial 3: June 26 - June 27, 2017 (Final Test)

NOTE: VBFD will also accept valid CPAT cards from other IAFF-licensed agencies issued after February 1, 2017


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