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Updated SMFR Firefighter and Paramedics Hiring Timeline

Due to the possible unification with Cunningham Fire Protection District, South Metro Fire Rescue will be modifying the start date of the 2018 SMFR Fire Academy from an April 6, 2018, Spring Academy to an August 10, 2018, Fall Academy.  

Please note, the FireTEAM job postings with the National Testing Network will remain open with the updated hiring timeline, however, if a candidate has recently completed the FireTEAM Test with NTN and submitted their score to SMFR, the score will be valid for up to one year. This modified timeline allows for an extended period in which candidates may obtain any required certifications, including the CPAT Certification and FireTEAM Score with National Testing Network.

Updated 2018 Fall Academy Hiring Timeline:

  • February 23, 2018: SMFR will invite a limited number of candidates (exact number TBD) to complete a job application based on the top FireTEAM scores with confirmation of a valid CPAT & EMT certifications.
  • March 9, 2018: Application deadline
  • March 2018: SMFR will invite a limited number of candidates to move on in the testing process after application screening process.
  • Early April 2018: Paramedic Practical
  • Late April - June 2018: Pre-employment Testing (fitness/wellness assessment, physical, psychological, drug screen & background interview) (several days of time commitment)
  • Late June 2018: Final Job Offers
  • August 10, 2018: SMFR Academy Starts
  • Early December: Academy Graduation 

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