Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Written Exam

Step 3: Panel Interview

Step 4: Background Check

Step 5: Polygraph

Step 6: Medical Exam

Step 7: Psychological Exam

Step 8: Interview with the Chief

“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.

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Glendale Fire Department - 421 Oak St - Glendale, CA 91204 - 818.548.4814