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Queen Creek Firefighters

 **UPDATED 01/14/2020**

Queen Creek Fire & Medical, Gilbert Fire & Rescue and Mesa Fire/Medical are looking for men and women committed to service, professionalism, and integrity.

In early 2020 the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department, Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department and Mesa Fire/Medical will be conducting a joint application for the written test for firefighter.  This joint application will only be for the written test phase of the recruitment.

This joint application process for the joint written test will produce a list of eligible applicants, each department will then draw from that list for an interview process.

Candidates must complete the written test co-sponsored by the three agencies to be administered on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  Candidates must pass and have a valid CPAT at the time of the second interview with Queen Creek.  Candidates must have a valid AZ State Certified Emergency Medical Care Technician-Basic (EMCT-B) or Paramedic at time of the second interview with Queen Creek.  Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED in order to apply with Queen Creek.

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department Ride-A-Long program will be temporarily suspended for those who are participating in the fire recruitment.  This program will start up again once the recruitment is complete.  

Check back to this page frequently as more information will be provided and updated.

Recruitment Timeline:

Dec. 4, 2019: Firefighter recruit test information night from 6-8 p.m. at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility auditorium, 3260 N. 40th Street, Mesa, 85215.

Jan. 13, 2020: A job application can be submitted using the City of Mesa website; only job applications submitted during this period will be accepted.  Deadline for applications is Jan. 16, 2020 at 4 pm or when a total of 1,200 applications have been received. A "cap" has been set at 1,200 applications to be accepted for the written test. The cap of 1200 was reached on January 13, 2020 so the posting is closed. 

February 5, 2020:  Written test sponsored jointly between the Town of Gilbert, City of Mesa and the Town of Queen Creek. 

Spring 2020 (tentative):  First round interviews to take place in March 2020 (tentatively) and second round interviews in April 2020 (tentatively). You will not need to show proof of a valid CPAT or ARIZONA EMCT-B or PARAMEDIC to take the written test or for first round interviews.  You will need to show proof  of a valid CPAT and ARIZONA EMCT-B or PARAMEDIC at the time of the second interview.  You will not be able to interview unless both are valid and you provide proof at the time of second interviews. 

Fire Pay Information: 

Firefighter Recruit pay is $48,848 Annualized ($23.48 per hour based on a 40 hour per week schedule during the Fire Academy (approximately 14 weeks).


Firefighter pay is $51,290 Annualized ($17.61 per hour based on working 2912 hours per year (on average 56 hours per week).


Paramedic Stipend is $2.45 per hour.

Firefighter Range for Fiscal Year 2019-2020:

   Minimum  Maximum
 Hourly rate  $17.61  $24.96
 Annualized based on 2912 hours per year  $51,290.14  $72,684.35

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  Can I turn in my application now for the firefighter position?

No, you need to wait until the official posting is released with the City of Mesa and this is scheduled to begin on Jan. 13, 2020. No applications will be accepted prior to the official job posting being released.

2.  Do I need to have my CPAT at the time I interview with the Town of Queen Creek?

Yes, you will be required to show proof of your valid CPAT from an IAFF/IAFC licensee when you arrive for the second interview, if selected to continue in the process after first round interviews.  The CPAT must be valid within the past year from the time of the second interview (for example: A valid CPAT will include a successful completion of the CPAT dated from April 20, 2019 to April 20, 2020). You will not be allowed to participate in a second round interview without providing proper validation.  You will not need a valid CPAT for first round interviews or to take the written test.

3.  Do I need to have a valid State of Arizona Emergency Medical Care Technician-Basic (EMCT-B) or Paramedic at the time I interview with the Town of Queen Creek?

Yes, you will be required to show proof of your valid STATE OF ARIZONA EMCT-Basic or Paramedic certification when you arrive for the second interview, if selected to continue in the process after first round interviews.  Completion of the college course but awaiting official results from National Registry will not be accepted.  An EMT or paramedic certification from another state will not be accepted.  A National Registry certification will not be accepted.  Your certification must be from the State of Arizona.  You will not be allowed to participate in a second round interview without providing proper validation.  You will not need a valid STATE OF ARIZONA EMCT-Basic or Paramedic certification for first round interviews or to take the written test   

4.  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 for Queen Creek.

5.  Where can I get my CPAT done?

Queen Creek Fire and Medical will only accept a valid, successful CPAT administered by an IAFF/IAFC licensee.

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

Yes.

7.  What shift schedule is QCFMD on?

We are on 48/96 (48 hours on, 96 hours off).

8.  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.

9.  Is there a cap on applications?

Yes, there will be a cap of 1,200 applications between Queen Creek , Mesa and Gilbert's joint process.