Student Firefighter Recruitment
The application process for 2013 is closed. University Fire Department will be accepting applications starting January 2014. More information will follow closer to that date.
Financial aid and student housing options during the Firefighter 1 Academy are available.
The UAF/CTC Emergency Services Program provides an excellent, intensive Firefighter 1 academy in the summer in Fairbanks. This is a six week para-military style program conducted at the UFD training grounds and meets both State of Alaska/IFSAC standards and the high standards expected at UFD.
For more information on the academy contact John George, UAF/CTC Emergency Services Program Coordinator, University Park Building, 1000 University Avenue, PO Box 758120, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, office 907-455-2879, fax 907-455-2813 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . (See Fire Science Program)Scholarship and financial aid information can be obtained from John George.
STEP 1: EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION AND RESUME
The applicant can only apply online to be eligible for this position. Applying for the position must be completed prior to the testing dates. To apply on line go to: https://www.uakjobs.com/
STEP 2: APTITUDE TEST-WRITTEN (75 percent passing score to move on.)
The applicant will be administered a written aptitude test which measures an applicant's skills at reasoning, mechanical aptitude, basic math, reading, and memorization.
(There is a $10.00 fee to take the written test. Cash or check only. Please bring payment with you when you test.)
THE TEST LOCATION IN SEATTLE HAS CHANGED TO CITY OF SEATAC FIRE STATION #46, 3521 SOUTH 170TH STREET, SEATAC, WASHINGTON. CONTACT JOHN MADSON AT (206) 940-2913 OR John.Madson@highlineschools.org.
STEP 3: CPAT AGILITY TEST
Firefighting is a job that requires physical strength and stamina. To measure an applicant's capabilities, UFD uses the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT). You must have a CPAT card from any licensed test site in order to test or complete one of the following:
A. Attend one orientation, 1 practice session, and pass CPAT on test day;
B. Sign waiver; show up; pass CPAT on test day.
Anyone intending on testing must apply online at uakjobs to be eligible to test.
CPAT and Written test dates and times for 2013
- CPAT Practice, May 18, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. UFD Station #2 - 1950 University Avenue - CPAT PRACTICE CANCELLED DUE TO UNFAVORABLE WEATHER!
- Written Exam, June 1, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seattle
- Seattle - City of SeaTac Fire Station #46, 3521 South 170th Street, SeaTac
- Fairbanks - 1000 University Avenue, Room 158, Fairbanks
- Anchorage - 1150 Airport Heights Drive, Bldg C - Rooms 4C & 4D, Anchorage
- CPAT Practice, June 7, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. UFD Station #2 - 1950 University Avenue
- CPAT Final Test, June 8, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. UFD Station #2 - 1950 University Avenue
For the CPAT Video Guide please click here:
STEP 4: ORAL INTERVIEWS
Applicants who have passed the written exam and CPAT will continue on to an oral interview conducted by a board comprised of one staff member and three senior firefighters. Approximately fifteen (15) questions will be directed at the applicant and scored on not only what the response is, but how that response is given.
STEP 5: BACKGROUND INFORMATION
ALL APPLICANTS MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK (7 AAC 10.905). A successful applicant will be extended a conditional offer of employment contingent upon his/her driving record. To view "Unacceptable Moving Violations" which would disqualify an applicant from receiving a position with University Fire Department, please review the following "Driving Record Standard".
STEP 6: RANKING OF APPLICANTS
The total scores of each applicant will be ranked according to application and resume, written scores, and interview scores. Positive or negative feedback on the background investigation will be used to determine the eligibility and ranking.
STEP 7: SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
Applicants are required to have a current, valid driver's license and obtain a valid Alaska driver’s license within 30 days of employment or obtain a valid Alaska driver’s license by the end of a 90-day period after entry into the state;
submit immunization records before hire that show the following vaccinations : Hepatitis A, B, and Tuberculosis.
Links for the Above
Please click on the links below for additional information.
Click on the links below for University Housing and Meal Plan Options
Please call (907) 474-5770 if additional information is needed
or e-mail: email@example.com
University Fire Department
611 N. Chandalar
PO Box 755540
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5540