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The Hiring Process
The entrance exam is a multiple choice test that covers reading comprehension, interpreting tables, logical reasoning, situational judgment, basic math skills, map reading, and vocabulary.
Personal History Statement
Those scoring in the highest percentile on the entrance exam will be asked to complete a Personal History Statement. This will include a detailed work history and personal and professional references.
Oral Interview Board
Interview panels will consist of Fire Department employees.
Background Investigation/Electronic Background Investigation
Includes a DMV and criminal history check, as well as work history and personal references
Performed at the expense of the Fire Department. Medical testing and procedures are performed to ascertain a candidate's physical fitness. A drug screen is also performed.
Topics covered during the recruit school include:
VA Department of Fire Programs Firefighter I
VA Department of Fire Programs Firefighter II
Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
Hazardous Material Operations
Mayday Firefighter Down!
Emergency Medical Review
American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers
National Fire Academy ICS 100 & 200
Other courses as determined by the Training Division