Career Opportunities

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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 hiring process are Pre-Employment Physicals & Background Checks. As a reminder, firefighters perform physically demanding job functions in various challenging and intense environments.  We encourage candidates to make physical fitness, conditioing, and overall wellness a priority. 

Q: I have completed all onboarding tasks, when will I receive my final offer of employment?
A: Final offer letter dates will vary based on completion of onboarding and receipt of background checks. Some background check results may be delayed, but should not affect your start date (with the exception of physical results). If a result is delayed, you will receive an updated conditional offer and will still be allowed to start the fire academy. A final offer will be mailed once all results have been received and cleared.

Recruit Firefighter (Class 1) Schedule

November 4: New Member Orientation / VBFA 7

Recruit Firefighter (Class 2) Schedule

November 10: Conditional Offers
December 1 - December 17: Pre-Employment Physicals
December 18: Field Assessment Test (Optional)
January 5: Final Offers (varies on completion of onboarding)
January 27: New Member Orientation / VBFA 8