MFMDMesa Fire and Medical Department

Personnel Division
Career Opportunities with Mesa Fire Department

Are you looking for a career that offers opportunities for advancement? Are you ready to be challenged?  The Mesa Fire Department is interested in attracting candidates who understand that education is the key to success and that learning is a life long experience.

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  •  Minimum Applicant requirements
    • 18 years of age by closing date
    • High school diploma or GED by closing date
    • Current EMT or Paramedic certification at the time of application OR currently (by the close of applications) completed or enrolled in an EMT certification program which starts no later than January 31, 2012: EMT certifiation must be kept current.   Note:  State of Arizona EMT or Paramedic certification will be required before invitation to the Intern Orientation and must be kept current thereafter.  For State of Arizona EMT or Paramedic certification information, see the Arizona Department of Health Services website at
  • Applicant Requirements
    • Must have AZ EMT or NR (National Registry) EMT Certification and current CPR
    • Must have valid Arizona Drivers License by hire date.
  • Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT)

Things To Do
Outside Fire Related Links
It's never too early to begin preparing for the firefighter recruit hiring process.  Here is a list of suggested "Things To Do". Links to national firefighter organizations
  1. Find out more about the Candidate Physical Ability Test.
  2. Consider taking Community College EMT and Fire Science    
  3. Review the Firefighter-Recruit job description.
  4. Check out the City of Mesa's benefit package.
  5. Check out the firefighter Public Safety Retirement Program.
  6. Learn about the Mesa Fire Department
  7. Interested in becoming a Fire Department Volunteer?
Not sure if firefighting is for you? Find out more about what firefighters do.

Both the job hotline (480-644-2759 or 1-800-662-5053) and this website will be updated when new information becomes available.  (Access to the internet is also available at local libraries).

A great start prior to employment with Mesa Fire is to volunteer.  Some Volunteer opportunities include:

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