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2022 Firefighter Recruit Hiring Process

Applications are currently 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! The next stage of the process is the Structured Oral Interview (SOI). SOIs are set to take place the week of August 2nd - August 6th. Please plan your travel time accordingly to allow for early arrival for your scheduled interview. All candidates must complete a SOI and score highly enough in order to move forward in the hiring process. 

Q: I have limited availability during the week of interviews, can you hold a specific slot for me?
A: No, we are unable to hold slots for candidates. Sign-ups for the SOI will be sent out the afternoon of July 20th - please keep an eye on your email around that time to pick a slot that works best for you before they fill up.

Q: Can I do a remote/virtual interview?
A: No, all interviews must be done in-person. Please plan accordingly to allow for proper travel time. As a reminder, we are in the middle of our tourist season which means increased traffic in and around the area. If you are having trouble finding accommodations, we recommend looking at the other nearby cities of Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, etc.).

7/20/2021 (afternoon): SOI Sign-Ups Distributed
8/2/2021 - 8/6/2021: Structured Oral Interviews (SOI)
Early September: Polygraphs & Reference Checks
Mid-September: Conditional Offers
10/6/2021 - 10/15/2021: Pre-Assessment Testing & Uniform Fitting
Late October/Early-November: Final Offers
November 2021: New Member Orientation / Day 1 - VBFA6 Fire Academy

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