Firefighter Careers!

What next?

What you need to know to join the team!


What do I need to know about CPAT?

Application Timeline

  • Written Exam - NTN - National Testing Network 

    First register with NTN and schedule written exam, go to, select ‘Find Jobs,’ then choose Firefighter Jobs and sign up for Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Read all instructions and guidance to ensure you do not miss any requirements.


  • CPAT - Candidate Physical Ability Test 

    Schedule prior to applying, you can find locations and information at or


  • Document Preparation 

    Before applying be sure to locate and scan all required certifications and documentation to upload to application.


  • Recruitment Posted and Applications Accepted 

    Applications will be accepted for a minimum of 21 days from date posted.  Completing the application is the next step to begin your career in fire!


  • Application Review 

    Your application will be reviewed to ensure minimum qualifications are met, including all required certifications and documents are attached.   

    Once review is completed you will be notified of your application status. 

    If you have met all of the required qualifications your application will be accepted and moved to the next step in the recruitment process.


  • Eligible List Established 

    The top scoring candidates through the recruitment process will be ranked by score and placed on an eligibility list for interview.


  • Interview 

    This is your time to shine! Be sure to review our website, learn about the agency, the job you want, the programs etc.  

    Candidates will be interviewed based on their ranking on the Eligible list.


  • Job offer 

    Congratulations! You have been offered the job! If you accept the offer you will have a formal job offer sent to you for review and signature.


  • Pre-employment Requirements 

    You have returned your offer letter, now what??  You will begin the pre-employment steps to move you to a TMFPD EMPLOYEE!! The District requirements may include, but are not limited to:

    • Onboarding sent via NEOGOV for you to complete your hiring documentation
    • Extensive Background Check
    • Medical Exam (if applicable)
    • Driving History

  • First day! 

    Welcome to TMF&R! We are excited to have you join the team!  


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