What is the process for hiring Firefighters?
The Firefighter selection process typically takes place once per year. Each year the exact dates will vary slightly. We will post the announcement on this website and on our telephone hotline numbers. The sequence for the process includes: accept applications, written exam, physical agility test, first interviews, second interviews. After the entire process has been completed, only applicants who satisfactorily complete the entire process will be considered eligible candidates. 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.

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1. I want to be a Springfield Firefighter. What are the minimum qualifications for the position?
2. I missed the last posting for Firefighter. When will you accept applications for this position again?
3. I already have my Firefighter I & II and my EMT-B. Do i still need to go through the entire Springfield Fire Department Academy?
4. When do you hire Firefighters?
5. How many Firefighters will you hire?
6. I do not live in Missouri. Can I still apply?
7. I do not have Firefighting experience. Do I still qualify?
8. What is the process for hiring Firefighters?
9. Do I have to pass a physical if I'm offered a position?
10. Does the City of Springfield provide the necessary training?
11. I have a criminal background. Can I still become a Firefighter?
12. I cannot remember all the dates of my traffic violations or other criminal convictions. Do I still need to include them?
13. I do not have a High School diploma or GED. Can I still become a Firefighter?