Applying for Firefighter

We're glad you're interested in applying for the position of City of Springfield Firefighter!

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Recruiting & Testing Information

Candidates must submit appropriate documentation prior to the application deadline. For example, if you possess 36 hours of college credit as a minimum qualification, you must submit a college transcript by the deadline. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who fail to submit appropriate documentation prior to the deadline WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR INVITED TO TEST.



Process for applying for Firefighter

1.) Apply online.

2.) Submit all required documentation (see Recruiting & Testing Information above).

3.) Prepare and watch your email for information regarding the testing cycle.

Depending on circumstance, some out-of-state candidates may be offered the opportunity to interview immediately following successful completion of the physical agility test. This option will be subject to available interview slots and by prior request only.




Written Exam
Missouri State University
Week of April 14, 2014
Written exams will be graded at the time of testing.  Candidates with passing scores will be scheduled for the physical agility.

Physical Agility Test

Missouri State University
Week of April 14, 2014


Fire Department Headquarters
During the months of April 18th - May 15th, 2014

After the entire process concludes, only those applicants who satisfactorily complete each phase of the testing process will be considered eligible for hire. The list of eligible candidates remains in effect until a new list is established at the completion of the next process - typically the same time the following year.

Ellen Friedman
Human Resources Specialist

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Busch Municipal Building
Human Resources, 3rd Fl.
840 N. Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

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Missouri Division of Fire Safety