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Reno Fire Recruitment Information

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Welcome to the Reno Fire Department's Recruitment Information page.

The Reno Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Firefighter.

Minimum Qualifications for Firefighter position:

  • 18 years of age and meet all minimum qualification at time of appointment
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Possession of a current, valid drivers license
  • Possession of a current, valid Emergency Medical Technician certification or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

The Reno Fire Department through the Civil Service Commission requires all firefighter applicants to pass the National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN) examination to be eligible for hire.  The NTN is a service provided to conduct entry level testing and CPAT testing in a standardized, professional environment. They do not replace Reno Fire Department's decision making in the testing process.

Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Reno Civil Service Commission. Once you have completed the exam, you will need to submit an application for the Firefighter position through the City's website to be placed on the eligible list.

For questions about, or to sign up to take the NTN exam, please visit, select "Firefighter" and then locate and sign up for the Reno Fire Department.

For questions on the hiring and testing process please see our FAQ's on Firefighter Recruitment.


To submit an application for the Firefighter position, go to the City of Reno's Human Resources Job Recruitment page and click on the link for the Firefighter position.  Any additional questions may be directed to the Office of the Civil Service Commission at 775-334-2223 or