Fire Recruit (Entry-Level)
At this time, the City of Long Beach is not accepting new applications for Fire Recruit.
To become a Long Beach Firefighter involves participating in an open-competitive selection process. In general, candidates are required to submit an application and engage in a testing process through the Long Beach Civil Service Department, followed by an in-depth selection process through the Long Beach Fire Department. Applicants who successfully pass the Civil Service testing process are placed on bands and may then be contacted by the Fire Department for further consideration and possible selection for hire.
Typically, the Fire Recruit open-competitive selection process opens every two to three years. The last process occured in November 2013. For more information on the process and to sign up to be notified of future openings, visit our job opportunities page.
(Please note that the Long Beach Fire Department does not accept CPAT results. The Long Beach Fire Department only accepts the Biddle Physical Ability Test. To date, this test is only offered through Santa Ana College, Rio Hondo Fire Academy and Mt. San Antonio College. Contact those schools directly for information on the Biddle.)
Last Updated: May 16, 2014