1. How do I get started?

You are encouraged to attend one of the outreach events listed at: www.snvfirerecruitment.com.

A series of outreach sessions will be held to help interested applicants learn about the different fire departments and address important dates for the recruitment effort, the application process, employment requirements, the testing process, test-taking tips, and available positions. Fire Department and Human Resources personnel will be available to address questions and provide insight into a career with the fire service. The same information will generally be offered at each session. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend at least one event; however seating is limited.

2. When can I apply for the position and is there a limit on the number of applications that will be accepted?

The dates for accepting applications are April 18, 2017 – May 2, 2017. Please note, this recruitment will be limited to the first 3,000 applications received and will close without notice, regardless if the closing date has been reached, when that number is received.

3. What are the minimum requirements to become an entry level firefighter?

Minimum requirements and starting salaries vary by agency. To review minimum requirements and starting salaries for each participating agency, refer to the “JOB DESCRIPTION & SALARY” section of the webpage at www.snvfirerecruitment.com.

4. If I have related certifications and/or licenses, how and where do I submit them?

When you are applying for the position, your saved certifications and/or licenses must be a Word or PDF document and you must attach your document(s) before you accept to 'Certify & Submit' your on-line application.

5. After I apply for the position, how and when will I be notified to register for the Firefighter Written Exam?

Candidates will be notified by e-mail no later than May 10, 2017 of where to register online for the Firefighter Written Exam.

6. Where and when will the Firefighter Written Exam be administered?

The Firefighter Written Exam will be administered in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24, 25, and/or 26, of 2017.
 
7. How much does the Firefighter Written Exam cost?

The cost of the exam will be $20 - $30. This fee will ensure your test scores are shared with all Southern Nevada Regional Fire Recruitment members.

8. I cannot afford the testing fee. Is there some way I can get my test paid for?

The members of the Southern Nevada Regional Recruitment have partnered with the College of Southern Nevada to develop a fee waiver for applicants who cannot afford the testing fee. Mail the waiver request to the address on the form. The waiver must be received no later than May 2, 2017. No waivers will be processed before May 2, 2017. The process may take a few weeks. Submitting a fee waiver does not exempt the candidate from submitting an application before the deadline.

Candidates will be notified by email of the decision.

Download the Fee Waiver Form here.

9. What kind of test is the Firefighter Written Exam?

The Firefighter Written Exam is a written test that is administered in a group setting. Subjects the candidates will be tested on are reading comprehension, tool identification, basic math, grammar, reasoning, and spelling.

10. Are there suggested study references for the Firefighter Written Exam?

Yes, suggested study materials for the Firefighter written exam are:

11. What do I need to bring to the Firefighter Written Exam?

You need to bring a valid government issued photo ID. Your name on the ID will need to match your name you submitted on your application. You will not be allowed to take bags, coats, cell phones, electronics of any sort, writing implements, paper, or anything else, into the testing area. We recommend you leave such items in your car.

12. When will I be notified of my Firefighter Written Exam score?

Candidates will be notified by e-mail one (1) to two (2) weeks after taking the test.

13. I am a veteran. Will I receive veteran’s preference points?

Veteran’s preferences will be added to your test score if you successfully pass the Firefighter Written Exam with at least a 70%. Also, to receive Veteran’s Preference Points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 documenting an Honorable Discharge to your employment application. Disabled veterans must also attach a letter from the Veteran’s Administration verifying disabled status. Please note, your attachment(s) must be a Word or PDF document and you must attach your document before you accept to 'Certify & Submit' your on-line application.

14. What is the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)?

The CPAT is a sequence of 8 events requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This test was developed to allow fire departments to obtain pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes. The CPAT is a pass/fail event based on a total test time. To view a description and video of the events, go to www.csn.edu/cpat.

15. When must I submit a Pass CPAT card/notice?

All candidates who pass the Firefighter Written Exam with a 70% or higher are required to submit a valid CPAT card/notice that confirms their passing of the CPAT occurred on or after March 1, 2017. The CPAT card/notice must be faxed to (702) 868-2574, no later than June 26, 2017.  A subsequent CPAT card/notice may be required at the discretion of each participating department.

16. Where can I take the CPAT and what is the cost?

For your convenience, the College of Southern Nevada operates an indoor CPAT facility in Las Vegas. The cost of the CPAT is $150. Go to www.csn.edu/cpat for additional information about their CPAT facility and for scheduling.

17. Can I submit a CPAT certification from another agency?

Yes, CPAT certifications from agencies/organizations licensed by IAFF/IAFC will be accepted if passing of the CPAT occurred on or after March 1, 2017.

18. What if I cannot afford the CPAT fee?

The members of the Southern Nevada Regional Recruitment have partnered with the College of Southern Nevada to develop a fee waiver for applicants who cannot afford the CPAT fee. Mail the waiver request to the address on the form. The waiver must be received no later than May 2, 2017. No waivers will be processed before May 2, 2017. The process may take a few weeks. Submitting a fee waiver does not exempt the candidate from submitting a valid CPAT card/notice by June 26, 2017.

Candidates will be notified by email of the decision.

Download the Fee Waiver Form here.

19. How do I find out my rank with the departments?

Once you have passed the testing process, your test score will be available for the department(s) you designated on your application. Individual departments choose scoring standards based on department needs. Departments will contact you if you have made it into other phases of their selection.

20. When does the eligibility list for this recruitment expire?

The eligibility list for this regional recruitment expires in two (2) years. Individual departments may extend the eligibility list beyond two years.

21. What does the background process include?

Employment with each agency is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, medical exam, and background process which may include a review of your criminal history, driving record, background interview, and suitability assessment. Background processes will vary by agency.

22. I already took the Fire Fighter Written Exam that was administered by CSN in 2017. Do I have to re-take the exam?

No. Candidates who already passed CSN's Fire Fighter Written Exam, that was administered February 2, 2017 - February 4, 2017, do not have to re-take the exam. To bypass re-taking the exam, candidates must fax the score notice that was sent by the City of Henderson to 702-868-2574. The score notice must show that you passed with a 70% or higher and your fax must be received no later than 5:00 PM, May 2, 2017. Please note, your exam score will be verified.

23. I want to re-take CSN's Fire Fighter Written Exam, that was administered February 2, 2017 - February 4, 2017, so I can try to better my score. Is that allowed?

Yes. Candidates will be notified by e-mail no later than May 10, 2017 of where to register online for the Fire Fighter Written Exam.

24. If I re-take the Fire Fighter Written Exam, which score will be considered?

Once you re-take the Fire Fighter Written Exam, only your score from the exam administered on May 24, 25, and/or 26, of 2017 will be considered.