Become a Fire Fighter

Fire Recruitment

How to Become a Firefighter

Individuals interested in becoming a Firefighter are encouraged to submit a Job Interest Card online at:

All interest card submissions are received by the Clark County Human Resources ( CCHR) office. For additional information contact the  CCHR office at (702) 455-4565 or the "Firefighter Recruitment Hotline" at (702) 455-CCFD (455-2233).

Hiring Process

The minimum requirements to apply for the position of Firefighter are listed below. Once your application has been reviewed, Human Resources will provide notification by letter or e-mail that you have been invited to participate in the written test. Applicants with the highest test scores are then invited to continue with the hiring process. Competition for firefighter openings is extremely competitive so preparation is crucial!

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid "Class C" Nevada driver’s license at time of appointment, including the first day of rookie school.
  • Vision must be correctable and within the guidelines specified in order to hold a current Nevada Driver's License.
  • Height in proportion to weight.
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform vigorous basic skill requirements.
  • Applicants are not eligible to apply if they have been convicted of a felony.

  • Written examination
  • Physical ability test (CPAT)
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Medical Exam
  • Background check
  • Suitability Exam
Click on test preparation materials for the most current study aids to help you better prepare for the written examination and obtain a successful score!

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Candidates must be in excellent physical condition.
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation.
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination, to include a pulmonary test, and a psychological evaluation performed by our examining physician.
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test.
  • It is a condition of employment that any fire service employee hired into the Fire Department after January 1, 1993, not use tobacco in any form.
Salary and Benefits

All Firefighters are hired at the level of Firefighter I with an annual starting salary of $51,084.80. The Clark County Fire Department offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes:
  • Comprehensive group health insurance plan
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental, vision, and life insurance options
  • Long term disability insurance Longevity pay
  • Vacation Sick leave Excellent retirement benefits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Bilingual pay (testing required)

Fire Explorers Program

The purpose of the Fire Explorer Program is to expose young men and women to the fire service. The program is open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 and provides a great opportunity to prepare for the career of firefighter.