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.

2022 Firefighter Recruit Hiring Process

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 Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). More information on this test can be found on our website. Please take the time to review the information so that you know how to prepare and what to expect. You do NOT have to test with our agency - we will accept CPAT cards dated between 1/17/2021 - 7/17/2021 from another IAFF-licensed facility.  Please email a copy of your valid CPAT card/certification AND contact information for the agency where you tested to We also recommend that you bookmark this page, as it will be updated with the latest information.

Q: I need to make a change/update to my already submitted Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). How can I go about sending you an update?
A: Please send an email to stating that you need to make a change/update to your PHQ.  We will send out an addendum page for you to complete with any additional information that you might have. Once completed, please return via email and it will be added to your PHQ.

5/2/2021: CPAT TSign-Ups Distributed
6/19/2021: CPAT Trial 2
6/23/2021: CPAT Sign-Ups Distributed
7/16/2021: PHQ Review Completed
7/17/2021: CPAT Trial 3
7/20/2021: 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
Early-November: Final Offers
December 2021: New Member Orientation / Day 1 - VBFA6 Fire Academy

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