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COVID-19 Firefighter Hiring Update:

At this time, the LAFD hiring process is continuing with a few adjustments in light of these extraordinary circumstances.

  • CAPS is currently available Tuesdays and Thursdays only at Drill Tower 81. Click here to sign up.

  • To schedule or check on the status of your CPAT testing, contact FCTC via

  • To be notified for updates regarding the interview and background check process, please email and you will be contacted by a Public Safety Selection & Recruitment Division staff member.


The 2020 application period has closed, but we anticipate it re-opening in Spring 2022.


The City application period and Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA) registration ended on SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2020. The Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA) testing period ended on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020. Test appointments for the FCA are no longer available. Please visit the website for future hiring opportunities.

Image of Flowchart Process of applying with the L.A. Fire Department.


All Firefighter applicants who applied in 2018 and meet the minimum requirements 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.

For information regarding upcoming LAFD recruitment events and notifications regarding Firefighter preparatory programs, click here.