Firefighter Recruitment

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Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department will be hiring 15 personnel for their new Fire Station 413. Applications are available at

Updated information as of October 24, 2016:  The Intern Academy is complete and conditional job offers have been made to those candidates who will attend the fire academy in February of 2017.  We do not anticipate any further notifications on this site as it relates to the February 2017 academy.  Please visit this site regularly to stay current with future recruitments.

Updated information as of September 15, 2016:  The second round of interviews are complete.  Emails will be sent out as of today to all candidates who participated in the second round interviews with instructions and information.

Updated information as of August 16, 2016:  The first oral interviews are complete.  Second interviews are scheduled for the week of September 6-8, 2016 and September 12-13, 2016.  All candidates who participated in the first interview process will receive an email from the Town of Queen Creek.  Those candidates moving on to the second oral interview will receive email notification by August 23, 2016 to self schedule their interview.  Those not selected for a second oral interview will receive notification after those who were selected.

Updated information as of July 26, 2016:  Email notifications to those candidates selected for a first interview has begun.  Candidates should follow the instructions outlined in the email.  Those applicants not moving forward in the recruitment process will also be notified by email.

Updated information as of July 11, 2016:  The application submittal period has now closed.  Applications are under review in preparation for the next phase of the recruitment process.  Selected candidates will be notified by August 1, 2016 regarding the scheduling of a first interview.


Applicants must pass and have valid CPAT through the National Testing Network between the dates of January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016. Only a CPAT through the NTN will be accepted; a CPAT through any other entity makes your application invalid. The written test, given by the National Testing Network, must be completed by June 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Applicant must have a valid AZ State Certified EMT-Basic or Paramedic.

Candidate must also submit a Town of Queen Creek job application by June 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Applications may not be submitted until the official job posting is published through the Town of Queen Creek. You can also register with our job interest card to be notified when the job posting is published.

Check back to this page frequently as more information will be provided. For questions about the recruitment, please call (480) 358-3395.

Recruitment timeline:

June 2016: Job application needs to be submitted between June 15 and June 30, 2016, only job applications submitted during this time frame will be accepted.

August 8-12, 2016 (Anticipated):  First interview will take place.  Successful candidates will move on in the process.

September 6-9, 2016 (Anticipated):  Second interview will take place.   Successful candidates will move on in the process.

September 24 (Anticipated): Intern Academy Orientation to be held. Time and location TBD.

October 2016 (Anticipated):  Volunteer Intern Academy will take place.  Consists of four Saturdays held at a local training academy.  This step is considered part of the hiring process, evaluation criteria and scores will determine who will receive an invitation to attend the Fire Recruit Academy as a full-time employee.
November 2016 (Anticipated):  Conditional job offers made.
February 6, 2017:  Fire Recruit Academy Class 2017-1 begins and runs for fifteen weeks.  
May 19, 2017:  Fire Recruit Academy Class 2017-1 graduates.

August 2017 (Anticipated):
 Fire Station 413 opens.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I turn in my application now for the firefighter position? 
No, you need to wait until the official posting is released by the Town of Queen Creek and this is scheduled for June 15, 2016.  No applications will be accepted prior to the official job posting being released.  

Do I need to be a State of Arizona certified EMT-Basic or paramedic at the time I turn in my application?
Yes, at the time of application you must be a State of Arizona certified EMT-Basic or paramedic. If you have questions about your certification being accepted in the State of Arizona, contact the Department of Health Services. Your application will be rejected if you do not meet this requirement.

Do I need to have be Arizona State Certified Firefighter 1 and 2 when I turn in my application?
No, this is not a requirement at the time of application.

Where can I get my CPAT done? 
Queen Creek Fire and Medical will only accept a CPAT from the National Testing Network and it must be completed between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016.

Does QCFMD participate in the Public Safety Pension Retirement Systems (PSPRS)?


What shift schedule is QCFMD on?
We are on 48/96 (48 hours on, 96 hours off).

Do I need an Arizona drivers license?

Applicants need to be eligible to receive an Arizona drivers license around the time one becomes a full-time employee. You do not need to have one at time of application. 

Is there a cap on applications?
No, we will be taking unlimited numbers of applications.

Do I need to have my CPAT and written done at the time I turn in my application to the Town?
Since there is no cap on applications, you can wait until you complete your CPAT and written before you apply. The deadline for CPAT, written and the application is June 30.

Does my CPAT have to be through the National Testing Network or will a CPAT from another entity be accepted?
We are only accepting CPATs through the National Testing Network. If you have a CPAT from any other entity, it will NOT be accepted.