LAFD Firefighter Application Filing Period 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Firefighter testing process and recruitment campaign will begin March 5 through June 29, 2018.  Both the registration for the Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA) exam and the application filing dates will be available during this time.
To register for the FCA beginning March 5, 2018, visit the following website:

Anyone interested in becoming an LAFD Firefighter, please visit to learn more.  The following are steps in the testing process:
  • Meet minimum requirements (see
  • Register to take the written examination March 5 - June 29, 2018
  • Apply online March 5, 2018 - June 29, 2018
  • Pass the oral interview
  • Complete and pass the background investigation
  • Complete and pass the review of qualifications        
  • Complete and pass a medical and psychological exam

To apply for Firefighter, visit the following website:
We are actively engaged in recruitment efforts for qualified candidates. Below is a list of up-coming events:

  • Firefighter Career EXPO’s 
  • March 10, 2018 at FHMTC, 1000 – 1400 hours
  • April 28, 2018 at DT 81, 1000 – 1400 hours
  • Women’s Recruitment event at the Getty House – March 15, 2018
  • LAFD Girls Camp - April 7-8, 2018     

Don't forget to check out our Career Expo!
The City of Los Angeles and the LAFD are seeking to enhance recruitment efforts to ensure the LAFD is reflective of the people we serve.  Questions can also be emailed to the Firefighter Recruitment Section at or call (213) 893-9899

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