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Firefighter Recruitment Drive Starts June 18, Ends July 2

Other Agencies Participating Include North Las Vegas Fire Department And Pahrump Fire Department

June 03, 2019 - 1:19 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - There's an old saying. A good firefighter knows how an educated firefighter knows why.

If you are interested in a career as a firefighter, Clark County and three other Southern Nevada fire departments are launching a recruitment drive and online application period from Tuesday, June 18 to Tuesday, July 2. Anyone interested in learning about the application process and testing requirements is encouraged to attend one of five informational outreach sessions being held during the application period. Information about the recruitment drive is available at www.snvfirerecruitment.com.

“It’s a very competitive process to become a firefighter,” said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. “We encourage interested applicants to attend an outreach session to help you learn about the different fire departments involved and the testing, qualification, and recruitment process.”

In addition to Clark County, other participating agencies are the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District, North Las Vegas Fire Department, and Pahrump Fire Department.
Applications will be accepted online only through the recruitment website starting at 8 a.m. on June 18. The outreach sessions are being held from June 18 to Saturday, June 29. The same information is generally offered at each session. The sessions are scheduled as follows:

 Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., 89142

 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.

Clark County’s Human Resources Department is hosting the recruitment effort. The candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments. Minimum qualifications for each agency, testing dates and other pertinent information about the recruitment are posted on www.snvfirerecruitment.com . 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.