8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18 applications opened, job seekers interested in becoming firefighters can now submit applications online through the 2017 Southern Nevada Regional Firefighter Recruitment website at www.snvfirerecruitment.com.

The Clark County Fire Department, Mount Charleston Fire Protection District, North Las Vegas Fire Department and Pahrump Fire Department are participating in the recruitment drive. The departments hosted seven outreach sessions at various locations in the community to help applicants learn about the different fire departments and the testing and qualification process. Information about minimum qualifications for each agency, testing dates and other pertinent information about the recruitment effort also is available online on the regional recruitment website.

“Our outreach sessions were well attended and we expect to have strong interest from applicants interested in becoming firefighters,” said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. “We encourage candidates to submit their applications early when the online application process opens.”

Applications will be accepted online only through the www.snvfirerecruitment.com website starting April 18. The number of applicants will be limited to the first 3,000 who apply online. The application period will close Tuesday, May 2, or when the first 3,000 applications are received. Applicants also will be required to take a written exam and pass a physical abilities test called the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT. The CPAT can be taken locally at the College of Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.csn.edu/cpat.


Clark County’s Human Resources Department is hosting the recruitment website and will forward applications to partnering agencies. The candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments starting later this year year.