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 opportunities with Santa Clara County Fire Department, click on the Current Openings page.

Firefighter Candidates and Recruitment

Santa Clara County Fire Department holds recruitments as needed for entry-level Firefighters/Engineers. Review the Firefighter/Engineer job specification here.



A few documents that may assist you as you prepare for a career in the fire service can be accessed below:

So, You Want To Become A Firefighter? by Steve Prziborowski, retired Deputy Chief, click here
Firefighter/Engineer Roadmap, click here
Firefighter/Engineer – General Information, click here



The Santa Clara County Fire Department Emergency Response Volunteer program provides training and practical experience to those interested in pursuing firefighting as a profession. Through regular training, ride-a-longs and participation in organized public education activities, the volunteer will experience a glimpse of what firefighters do on a daily basis.

For more information on the program, click here.