Firefighter Career Information

The Santa Clara County Fire Department offers presentations on career firefighting as well as other fire service professions. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact the Community Education Office at 408-378-4010 or via email.

For career opporutnities with Santa Clara County Fire Department, click on the Current Openings page. 

Career Programs within Santa Clara County

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire)
Apply for Firefighter 1 as a seasonal, temporary classification. Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment. File an application between the first of November through the last business day of January. Applications must be filed at each CAL Fire Unit where you wish to be considered for employment. 
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So you want to become a firefighter?

To assist you in becoming competitive as an entry level firefighter candidate, and to help you build upon skills you already possess, this Fire Service Information sheet includes information on local and national institutions and organization that offer education and training programs designed to help entry level job seekers prepare themselves to meet their fire service career goals.

So You Want to Become a Firefighter - Informational Handout

CA State Fire Training Accredited Program List