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The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is continuing to conduct Firefighter written examinations under the job bulletin dated July 11, 2014. Applicants will be considered for upcoming Drill Towers based on the date all test parts are completed. For those applicants not yet invited to test, your application will be kept on file under this job bulletin and is automatically included for selection in the next test administration.

In order to receive updates in a timely manner, all applicants for Firefighter are encouraged to check their e-mail in-box and/or spam folder on a regular basis. Please review all e-mails and attachments you receive from the City Personnel Department carefully for details regarding your status and details about the next steps in the Firefighter selection process. Attachments may also include information on how to be successful- Strategies for Success, how to prepare for test parts, and how to RSVP for LAFD Preparation Seminars.

Drill Tower Class
June 15, 2015
Processing Time Frame *

  • Written Test: August 2014- March 2015
  • Interview/Background Appointment: Completed by April 2015
  • Field (Background) Investigation: Completed by April 2015
  • Review of Qualifications: Completed by May 2015
  • Medical/Psychological Evaluations: Completed by June 5, 2015
  • Final Date of Certification (for hiring consideration) with valid CPAT & proof of EMT certificate on file: June 8, 2015

Drill Tower Class
August 10, 2015
Processing Time Frame *

  • Written Test: August 2014- May 2015
  • Interview/Background Appointment: Completed by May 2015
  • Field (Background) Investigation: Completed by June 2015
  • Review of Qualifications: Completed by July 2015
  • Medical/Psychological Evaluations: Completed by July 24, 2015
  • Final Date of Certification (for hiring consideration) with valid CPAT & proof of EMT certificate on file: July 27, 2015

*Time frames and Drill Tower Class dates may be subject to change.


About the LAFD

The LAFD is one of the best firefighting agencies in the world and has long set a standard of excellence for training and performance. The LAFD is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting approximately 4 million people who live, work and play in America's second largest City.

The LAFD's 3,239 uniformed personnel protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service.

An equally committed non-sworn cadre of 336 professional support personnel provides technical and administrative expertise in their corresponding pursuit of the Department's Mission.

A total of 1,051 uniformed Firefighters (including 218 serving as Firefighter/Paramedics), are always on duty at Fire Department facilities citywide, including 106 Neighborhood Fire Stations strategically located across the Department's 470 square-mile jurisdiction.

Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 713,762 times to come to the aid of their neighbors in need.

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