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Bakersfield FIRE Department
Headquarters & Admin Offices
2101 H Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661)326-3911

 


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Requirements

Firefighter candidates must meet the following requirements prior to applying to the BFD:

Firefighter candidates may posses these desirable qualifications prior to applying to the BFD:

Examination Process

Firefighter candidates must pass a five (5) part examination process that includes:

Firefighter candidates that are successful in the testing process will be placed on an initial eligibility list according to their final scores. Final interviews will be conducted to determine which Firefighter candidates receive formal job offers.

Firefighter Training Academy

BFD Firefighter Trainees must pass the sixteen (16) week, academically rigorous and physically demanding Bakersfield Fire Academy that includes didactic and manipulative instruction in:


Probationary Firefighters

BFD Probationary Firefighters must successfully complete a six (6) month probationary period including a final examination process designed to test their competency in the skills necessary for employment as a fully classified Firefighter with the Bakersfield FIRE Department.

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