Job seekers interested in becoming firefighters for Clark County and three other area fire departments are invited to attend one of three remaining outreach sessions this week to learn more about the application process.
Clark County, North Las Vegas, Pahrump and the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District are participating in the 2019 Southern Nevada Regional Firefighter Recruitment Drive. Applications are being accepted on the recruitment website at www.snvfirerecruitment.com until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2.
Participating agencies are hosting three final informational outreach sessions this week to help candidates learn about the qualification and testing requirements and the various departments involved. The same information is generally offered at each session:
- Tuesday, June 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane in North Las Vegas, 89032
- Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Crest Community Center, 4701 N. Durango Drive, 89129
- Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, 89117.
"It's a very competitive process to become a firefighter, and we encourage interested applicants to attend at least one outreach session," said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. "We particularly hope to attract more women and minorities into joining our ranks."
The joint recruitment effort centralizes the application process to allow candidates to apply for separate departments using a single application. Submitting an application is the first step in the process. Applicants also will be required to take a written exam and pass a physical abilities test called the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT. The CPAT can be taken locally at the College of Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.csn.edu/cpat.
Candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments.