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Want to become a firefighter?

When?

Casper Fire-EMS Conducts a test every other year on odd years, usually the third week in August.

This year's On-Coming Exam will be held August 22 - 24, 2013:
    August 22nd - Civil Service Written
        When: Sign-in starts at 0830; test begins at 0900
        Where: Natrona Agriculture Extension Office, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd., Casper, WY 82604
    August 23rd - Physical Agility Exam    
        When: Testing begins at 0800. Applicant will be notified what flight they are in on the written results.
        Where: Regional Fire Training Facility, 3224 Metro Rd., Casper, WY 82601
    August 23rd - (Afternoon) Oral boards for people from out of town    
        When: Times will be given to those who are eligible
        Where: City Hall Lobby, 200 N. David, Casper, WY 82601
    August 24th - Finish Oral boards
        When: Times will be given to those who are eligible
        Where: City Hall Lobby, 200 N. David, Casper, WY 82601

Employment

What do I need?

 

  • Requirements
    • To take physical agility test the applicant must pass the written test with 75% or better
    • To take the oral examination, the applicant must pass the physical agility exam
    • Must present driver's license at each step of the testing process
    • A City of Casper Application must be on file in Human Resources no later than 1700 on July 31, 2013
    • Wyoming EMT Certificaiton is required at the time of hire.
    • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Must have EMT-B at time of hire
    • Must be 18 years of age to apply
    • Must be 19 years of age at time of hire
  • Recommended
    • A.A.S. in Fire Science or a B.S. or B.A. in related field
    • Emergency service or military experience

How do I get started?

  • To get to employment listings click here: Employment (The 2013 On-Coming Applications will be available in May of 2013). In the early spring of 2013 a listing will be placed and you can submit an application off the listing.

What is the testing process?

  1. Exam - It is a basic civil service exam that covers basic topics like reading comprehension, reading tables and graphs, and mechanical processes. The candidate must be in the top 50 and get a score greater than 75% to move to the second part of the process.
  2. Physical agility - It is a pass fail test, where the candidate must climb our 105 foot aerial platform followed by completing the Firefighter Combat Test in less than seven minutes. The time limit is for the combat test only. For details on what the combat test is click here: Firefighter's Combat Challenge
  3. Oral Board - Is a question and answer test where six to seven current employees and one to two members from other departments or the community will ask the candidate questions. The questions are the same for all candidates.

I have already graduated from a fire academy do I need to do another?

  1. Yes; we think the best way for our people to be successful is to lay down clear expectations and because these are the major components of our academy, we require all new hires to go through our academy regardless of their prior experience and education.

FAQ's

  • Does CF-EMS accept lateral transfers from other fire departments?
    • No. you must go through the civil service on-coming testing process as required by state law.
  • Does Casper Fire-EMS (CFD) run ambulances?
    • No
  • Do CFD firefighters need to work additional jobs.
    • The pay is about 47k a year; your standard of living will dictate your need for a second job.
  • If hired would my previous experience increase my starting salary?
    • No
  • Does CFD work a 48/96 schedule?
    • Yes
  • Are CFD firefighters trained in either HazMat or Technical Rescue?
    • Both
  • Is there a yearly physical agility test and is the weight of one's job based on if you pass or not?
    • Yes; the combat test is less than 7 minutes annually.
  • Does the CFD teach CPR classes?
    • Yes