The training and personnel division is a critical division in Casper Fire-EMS as it provides for the education and wellness of all firefighters within our organization. This division is responsible for hiring, promotional testing, and disciplinary action. Furthermore, this division ensures our members are healthy through programs and exams.
The training aspect of the division is the vehicle which allows our organization to reach its vision of providing service with skill. The skills firefighters possess are learned and must be constantly honed and updated. As our world evolves, so must the fire service. For every additional service our community asks of us, we must obtain new skill sets.
The goals of this division are to see our members:
  • Get all the knowledge they can in order to better serve the public.
  • Are educated and empowered to make the best decisions.
  • Have a long and healthy career.
  • Go home after every shift. 
This division strives to ask the difficult questions and make the impossible solutions, possible. Although the division is the responsibility of Division Mark Harshman, the real work is done by the firefighters who dedicate themselves to teaching so, “Everyone Goes Home”.



The Casper Fire-EMS department will hold its bi-annual Civil Service Entry Level Firefighter written exam on August 24, 2017.  The exam will be held at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Road. Registration and document verification will begin at 7:45 am.  Exam instructions will begin at 8:30 am. Once the exam begins there is a two (2) hour time limit.


The exam is a multiple-choice test that contains 90 questions. Each question contains 2 to 5 choices and has only one correct answer. The abilities measured by the test include logical reasoning, interpreting tables, situational judgment, reading gauges, applying basic math rules, mechanical aptitude, spatial sense, map reading, and vocabulary.


The top 50 scores at or above 75% will move on to the physical ability test.


To register for the exam on testing day:


  • You must have a current application on file with the City of Casper Human Resources Department, utilizing the NEOGOV application system.


  • You will be required to present a valid Photo ID (Valid Driver’s License, Passport, or other government issued ID at each step of the process.


  • You need to provide a copy of your High School Diploma or equivalent.
A.A.S. in Fire Science or a B.S. or B.A. in related field
Emergency service or military experience
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.
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.
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?
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.


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

Contact Information

200 North David
Casper, WY 82601
Tel: 307-235-8222


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