Local News


Local fire departments looking for firefighters

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 10:15:50-04

Starting June 18, job seekers interested in becoming firefighters for Clark County and three other area fire departments can submit applications online through the 2019 Southern Nevada Regional Firefighter Recruitment website: www.snvfirerecruitment.com.

Clark County, North Las Vegas, Pahrump and the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District are participating in the recruitment drive. Applications will be accepted on the recruitment website through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of five informational outreach sessions being held in June to help candidates learn about the application process, qualification and testing requirements, test-taking tips, and information about the various departments involved. The first outreach session will be held on Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. The same information is generally offered at each session. The schedule for other sessions is as follows:

· Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 89106

· Tuesday, June 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane in North Las Vegas, 89032

· Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Crest Community Center, 4701 N. Durango Drive, 89129

· Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, 89117.

“The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn about the process for becoming a firefighter, and we particularly hope to attract more women and minorities into joining our ranks,” said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell.

The joint recruitment effort centralizes the application process to allow candidates to apply for separate departments using a single application. Submitting an application is the first step in the process. Applicants also will be required to take a written exam and pass a physical abilities test called the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT. The CPAT can be taken locally at the College of Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.csn.edu/cpat.

Candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments.