Fire/EMS Employment

Fire/EMS Employment

The Human Resources Department accepts applications for Firefighter positions year-round; however, the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department hires Firefighters by testing and interviewing qualified applicants and forming a hiring list based on the test results. The testing process is done normally once a year. The last testing was conducted and a new hiring list compiled in August 2014.

All applications for Firefighter submitted from August 2014 until the next testing is scheduled will be reviewed. We will send out notification to all qualified applicants that we will be testing. If you meet the minimum qualifications based on your application, you will be invited to test.

If you are a veteran, please also submit the Applicant Survey Form/Veterans’ Preference.

Test Dates & Test Process Consists of: 

  • Written Examination to be conducted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. This will contain 70% general firefighter knowledge from the IFSTA Essentials (5th edition) and 30% EMT knowledge out of the Brady Emergency Care (10th edition). Use these two references as study guides.
  • Physical Agility/Practical also conducted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
  • Location of these two tests will be at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Boulevard, Building H – Public Safety Building, Niceville, Fl. 32578

Individuals must successfully pass the Written and Physical exams in order to participate in the oral interview.

Contact Human Resources for additional details.

Employment Application

Applicant Survey/Veterans’ Preference Form

Completed applications may be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed or emailed to the Human Resources Department:

Mail/Hand Deliver to:
City of Fort Walton Beach
Human Resources Department
107 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Fax: 850.833.9931

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