Clark County Fire Department seeks firefighters to join its ranks

If you are interested in a career as a firefighter, now is your chance to join the Clark County Fire Department. Clark County is launching a spring recruiting drive for candidates interested in becoming firefighters. The process begins with submitting an application online today through May 31 via an online portal on the Fire Department’s website pages at

Anyone interested in learning about the job requirements and the competitive testing and interviewing process is encouraged to visit the “Join Our Team/Become a Firefighter” pages on the department’s website for more information. Information will also be posted on the site regarding upcoming webinars that will be offered to candidates interested in learning more about the fire department and its hiring process. Applicants may also contact the recruiting office by phone at (702) 455-8257 and by email at [email protected]

“It’s not an easy process to become a firefighter, but it’s one of the most exciting and professionally rewarding careers you can have because of the essential services we provide to our neighbors and visitors. “said Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck. “We are looking for diverse and highly motivated candidates who have a strong desire to serve our community as first responders.”

The department’s minimum qualifications for firefighters include a high school diploma or GED and excellent physical fitness. Submitting an application is the first step in the process. Applicants will also be required to pass a written exam and pass a physical aptitude test called the Candidate Physical Aptitude Test, or CPAT. Successful applicants must also undergo an interview process and background check. After receiving a job offer, recruits must also undergo recruit school training through the department’s Fire Academy.

The Clark County Fire Department is the largest fire department in the state of Nevada and is responsible for protecting the Las Vegas Strip, the greater urban portion of the Las Vegas Valley and a county in the size of New Jersey over 8,000 square miles. Its jurisdiction includes the resort townships of Laughlin, Primm and Jean. The department has 31 full-time fire stations and 10 volunteer fire stations in rural areas. The department received more than 152,000 calls for service in 2021. The fire department also maintains one of 28 urban search and rescue teams nationwide and provides fire and rescue services at 7th Airport the busiest in the country. ###

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11and-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the nationand– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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