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Contact the CAL FIRE Human Resources Office at 916-445-7801 or your local CAL FIRE Unit.
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NOTE: The 2018 Fire Fighter I application process is now OPEN.

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Seasonal Firefighter


Fire Fighter I is a seasonal, temporary classification used by CAL FIRE.
The Fire Fighter I application period usually occurs between November and January and hiring usually occurs between April and June, depending upon the years fire and weather conditions.

The minimum qualification to participate in the Fire Fighter I Classification is that you must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment to a Firefighter I position.

You must file a Fire Fighter I Application at each CAL FIRE Unit in which you wish to be considered for appointment. For a listing of CAL FIRE Units, please refer to the "CAL FIRE Unit Contacts".

The filing period for the 2018 season is November 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

Applications will be accepted by mail OR in person at our Southern Region Headquarters.
For directions on how to apply, go to Jobs.Ca.Gov, search for Fire Fighter I and view the job posting with Job Control #JC-83818
PLEASE REVIEW THE UNIT LISTING ON THE SECOND PAGE OF THE FIRE FIGHTER I EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR UNIT CONTACT INFORMATION.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED AT EACH UNIT IN WHICH YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER JANUARY 31, 2018 MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE 2019 FIRE SEASON.

Applications will not be accepted at Sacramento Headquarters, Region Offices, or Conservation Camps.

Paid-Call Firefighter Program


While the Fire District maintains a Career staff of professionally trained firefighters at nearly all of its fire stations, some are staffed solely through utilization of a Paid-Call Firefighter staff.
In addition, the Paid-Call Firefighter Program adds personnel to an already staffed fire apparatus, in order to provide an augmentation of staff for each emergency response.
This Program is administered by a CAL FIRE employee and serves the entire Fire District.

The general public is unable to differentiate between Career and Paid-Call Company members.
Therefore, the responsibility is equal to that of all Firefighters who serve in the Fresno County Fire Protection District.
All Company Members are required to meet and maintain established minimum standards of physical fitness, personal discipline, training and emergency response.

Accepting an appointment as a PCF, is the acceptance of responsibility to serve as a Firefighter of the Fire District and expresses a commitment to meet and maintain the minimum standards required by any Firefighter serving in the State of California.
Each individual should take pride in the services they provide to their Community and should strive to perform at the highest level of proficiency and professionalism.


Defensible Space Inspector


Under supervision, as a temporary employee, to do sub-professional work in fire prevention or other related work. Examples of work tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform defensible space inspections in accordance with Public Resources Code Section 4291. Increase awareness, knowledge and actions implemented by individuals and communities to reduce human loss and property damage from wildfires, such as defensible space and other fuels reduction activities, fire prevention and fire safe building standards.


Firefighter Paramedics


Under supervision, as a temporary employee, to do sub-professional work in fire prevention or other related work. Examples of work tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform defensible space inspections in accordance with Public Resources Code Section 4291. Increase awareness, knowledge and actions implemented by individuals and communities to reduce human loss and property damage from wildfires, such as defensible space and other fuels reduction activities, fire prevention and fire safe building standards.


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