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Edmond Fire Department Recruitment

The Edmond Fire Department is not accepting applications at this time.  When enough openings exist we will post information concerning an application period on this website. 

Edmond Fire Department Hiring Qualifications 

  • Legal resident of the United States.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or approved equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to perform all required job functions and successfully complete a minimum physical/agility test as set forth by the City of Edmond and the Oklahoma State Firefighters Pension and Retirement System.
  • Qualify in a battery of mental aptitude tests.
  • Pass a rigid background investigation.
  • Must be certified at a minimum of, a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) and maintain certification and approval to operate under the Department Medical Director’s license while working within the Suppression or Training Divisions for the duration of employment with the City of Edmond Fire Department. (must possess National EMT license to apply)
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma state driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.  (any valid driver license is acceptable for application purpose, valid Oklahoma driver license required for employment)

Firefighter Job Description

What to Expect from the Hiring Process
The hiring process for the Edmond Fire Department takes approximately 4 months to complete. There are several steps included that the interested individual MUST complete prior to being considered for employment. After each step the number of candidates moving forward to the next step is decreased due to individual performance on that process step.

  • City of Edmond Questionnaire and Application
  • Physical Ability Test Demonstration and Practice
  • Physical Ability Practice Sessions
  • Written Examination
  • Physical ability Test (See video below.)
  • Board Interview
  • Fire Chief’s Interview
  • Polygraph Exam
  • CPI Psychological Testing
  • Various Background checks 
  • State Pension Board Physical
  • Post Offer Pre-Placement Physical Screening

The Edmond Fire Department looks for individuals with high levels of integrity, honesty, compassion and moral character. A desire to serve, a strong sense of work ethic and ability to communicate well with others are very important.

Once an individual is hired, they will attend the approximately 5 month Edmond Fire Department Recruit Academy. 

Physical Ability Test Information

*The time that applicants must complete this test in is TBD

Joe Elam
Chief Training Officer/Assistant Fire Chief

5300 E. Covell
Edmond, OK 73034

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Ph: (405) 216-7316
Ph: (405) 216-7304

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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