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Want to Become an Arlington Firefighter?

If you’ve ever wanted to become an Arlington firefighter or EMT, now’s your chance.

Arlington County is beginning a new round of firefighter/EMT recruitment starting today, May 11. According to a fire department recruitment web page, the process will remain open through Tuesday May 22, 2012.

The application process for becoming an Arlington firefighter is a bit daunting, however. The following are the steps one must go through in order to be offered the job, according to the fire department website:

  • Submission of online application
  • Application screening
  • Communication of eligibility via letter and/or email
  • Written examination
  • CPAT Practice Sessions
  • Submission of Background Package
  • CPAT Official Test
    Fingerprinting & Ongoing Background Investigation
  • Panel Interview with Fire Department Personnel
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological and Physical Examinations
  • Uniform Fitting
  • Interview with the Fire Chief
  • Final Offer of Employment

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