Firefighter/Medic Recruitment

The Recruiting Process is Now Open
The application period for the next hiring process is now open and will close on August 18, 2017.

Hiring Process Schedule

July 21 Application Process Opens
August 18 Application Process Closes
August 25 & 26 Written Testing at the Hampton Roads Convention Center
September 5-8 Practice Physical Agility Testing
September 11-15 Physical Agility Testing
October 7 SOP/CPS

At a Glanceā€¦

  • $38,325 base salary with a $1,000 increase at 6 & 12 months
  • 25 year retirement program
  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance for you & family
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Reimbursable gym memberships
  • Career advancement opportunities
The Newport News Fire Department is comprised of dual-role personnel. As such, Firefighter-Medics rotate their emergency response duties between ambulance and fire apparatuses. Due to their dual-role responsibilities, once hired, Recruits are required to successfully graduate from two (2) separate structured Recruit training programs designed to maximize their dual-role capabilities:

  • Successful graduation from the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy (TRFA)
  • A fast paced, college-level Emergency Medical Services course culminating in achieving National Registry as an EMT-Intermediate
Recruits are compensated during training in extensive fire and emergency medical academies. Upon completion of Fire and EMS programs, Firefighter/Medics will earn a competitive salary while averaging ten (10) working days per month.

What You Need to Know Before Applying


Learn about the different requirements necessary for you to qualify as a candidate.


Read more regarding the physical, oral and written exams that you will need to complete.


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