Clark County Fire Department Seeking Firefighters to Join Its Ranks

If you are interested in a career as a firefighter, now is your chance to join the Clark County Fire Department. Clark County is launching a spring recruitment drive for candidates interested in becoming firefighters. The process starts with submitting an application online through May 31 through an online portal on the Fire Department’s website pages at

 Anyone interested in learning about the requirements for the job and the competitive testing and interview process is encouraged to visit the “Join Our Team/Become a Firefighter” pages of the department’s website for information. Information also will be posted on the site about upcoming webinars that will be offered for applicants interested in learning more about the Fire Department and its hiring process. Applicants also can contact the recruitment office by phone at (702) 455-8257 and by email at

“It’s not an easy process to become a firefighter, but it’s one of the most exciting and professionally rewarding careers you can have because of the critical services we provide our neighbors and visitors,” said Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck. “We are looking for diverse, highly motivated candidates who have a strong desire to serve our community as first responders.”

The department’s minimum qualifications for firefighters include a high school diploma or GED and excellent physical fitness. 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. Successful candidates also must undergo an interview process and background check. Upon receiving a job offer, recruits also must complete rookie school training through the department’s Fire Academy.

The Clark County Fire Department is the largest fire department in the state of Nevada and is responsible for protecting the Las Vegas Strip, the largest urban part of the Las Vegas Valley and a county the size of New Jersey at more than 8,000 square miles. Its purview includes the resort townships of Laughlin, Primm and Jean. The department has 31 full-time fire stations and 10 volunteer fire stations in rural areas. The department received more than 152,000 calls for service in 2021. The Fire Department also maintains one of only 28 urban search and rescue teams in the country and provides fire and rescue services to the nation’s 7th-busiest airport.                                                                                                                                  ###

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.