become a firefighter

The profession of firefighting is a dynamic and diverse opportunity to provide essential services to the community. These opportunities extend far beyond fighting fires and responding to emergencies. Today’s fire service employs a diverse group of individuals to meet these diverse community expectations. Our team includes sworn firefighters, civilian professionals, and volunteers. We are family-oriented, tradition-rich, and resilient public safety organization that embodies the spirit of service that is engrained in our community’s culture.

The Prescott Fire Department offers a comprehensive range of services, which provides unmatched exposure and potential for career growth within a department of our size.​

Our firefighters serve in both front-line response and administrative roles. Promotion to higher ranks offers valuable leadership opportunities, extending the chance for service and career development. 

What does it take?

Training and Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent, a CPAT, and Arizona EMT-Basic (or higher) certification are required prior to appointment.

Job-Related and Essential Qualifications:

Minimum of 18 years of age, must meet N.F.P.A. 1001 standards for medical and physical fitness. Upon hiring, must possess a valid Arizona motor vehicle operator's license.

Ability to:

Demonstrate good public contact skills and customer service attitude; follow oral and written instructions; get along with others while living and working in close quarters; act and react in emergency situations, avoid panic; pass a rigid physical agility test, medical examination, written exam, and oral interview.

Physical Test:

Prescott Fire Department accepts the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) for all applicants.

These are some of the skills and qualifications we look for. A more complete list can be found when job openings are posted.

Non-Emergency Roles:


Our civilian personnel are valuable members of our team that provide administrative, support, and community risk reduction functions to the department and community. These professionals are key personnel that have the ability to seek professional development to enhance their career and grow both inside the department and the City of Prescott as a whole.


If you are looking for a way to give back, look no further than the Prescott Fire Department! Our volunteers provide logistical support for the organization in a variety of roles that expose our volunteers to members of the department and the public. We value your experience and these opportunities can extend into other roles including public education and adminsitrative support operations. We do not currently offer volunteer opportunities in emergency response roles.