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Step 1: Apply Online

Step 1: Apply Online

Designed to assess reading and writing skills.

Step 2: Written Exam

Step 2: Written Exam

Interview with a panel of industry leaders.

Step 3: Panel Interview

Step 3: Panel Interview

Fill out a Personal History Statement.

Step 4: Background Check

This will verify your Personal History Statement.

Step 5: Polygraph

A quick medical examination.

Step 6: Medical Exam

A written and sit-down interview with a psychologist.

Step 7: Psychological Exam

One-on-one interview with the Chief.

Step 8: Interview with the Chief

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“The men and women of the Glendale Fire Department are committed to the highest level of service to our citizens and our community. As firefighters and paramedics, the work done is much more than a job. It's a way of life and we are all proud of our high standards and our commitment to excellence in service. We will always strive to hire, retain and promote the very best and most qualified individuals.“

- Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas

Become a Firefighter Recruit!

After passing the previous steps, you will be promoted to Firefighter/Paramedic Recruit and sent to the Academy on behalf of Glendale.