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Welcome to the San Bernardino County Fire Department job interest website.

These links will give you the information you need to prepare yourself for a fire service career with our organization.

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For a list of current job opportunities, visit our Human Resources webpage.

ambulance operator
physical ability / fitness


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Firefighter Trainee Information


We will be periodically accepting applications for firefighter/paramedic. We encourage you to pursue your CPAT Certification & FCTC Test, so you'll be ready to apply the next time recruitment opens.

Valid State of California Paramedic License
Current CPAT certificate
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card
Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card

For more information on the CPAT Agility Test, this link is provided as a courtesy:

​ Frequently Asked Questions

A: A copy of your DD214 should be submitted with your application for review and consideration for Veteran’s credit.
A: Tattoos are allowed. However, the San Bernardino County Fire Department holds its members to the highest standards of professionalism; therefore, our professional appearance is of the utmost importance. Members with tattoos and scarification must keep them covered by a Department-approved uniform or a skin patch while in the field.
A: Yes. Firefighters are members of one of the most physically demanding occupations in the world. You must be in top physical condition to perform the tasks required of a Firefighter, such as rescuing victims, carrying equipment, raising ladders, and performing automobile extractions. Firefighters, FSA’s and AO’s have different requirements; see the individual page for the details of each.
A: You must have a valid CA driver's license at the time of appointment. A valid out-of-state driver's license does not meet the minimum qualification.
A: Modern fire stations have separate sleeping and bathroom/shower facilities for men and women. Older stations have been retrofitted with separate bathroom/shower facilities, but common sleeping areas remain. The Department makes every effort to provide the best available solution to privacy issues at each station. And by the way, everyone takes turns cooking, so you might want to start thinking about some of your favorite family recipes.
A: All positions that you qualify for, you are eligible to test for~ look at all the minimum requirements.
A: Certain felony conviction(s)
Dishonorable military discharge
On probation as directed by a court
Any Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction within two years of filing date

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