Recruiting & Hiring

Application Period:  April 1st - April 30th

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fire Recruit for the Shreveport Fire Department. After successfully passing the Louisiana State Firefighters Civil Service Test you are qualified to apply, please review our selection qualifications steps and our disqualification information. If you have questions you can always contact the Hiring Office at (318) 673-6777.

Following are the requirements for a Fire Recruit. Applicants must meet all requirements as of March 8, 2021.

Age - An applicant must have reached the age of 18 prior to the date of the Civil Service Examination, but not have reached the age of 29 prior to the date of the examination and the date of a conditional offer of employment.

Citizenship - U.S. (birth or naturalized). If you are not a United States citizen, your immigration status must be current and must permit you to work a full-time job in this country. If you have questions about your immigration status or work permit, please contact Immigration officials.

Driver’s License - Government-Issued Photo ID.

Medical - Meet the requirements set forth in NFPA 1582, Latest Edition, and Standard on Medical Requirements for Firefighters. Please contact a medical professional if you have questions about whether NFPA 1582 provisions would disqualify you.

Selection of Qualifications Steps

  1. Applicant Screening Packets Completion
  2. Applicant Screening Packets Reviewed
  3. Background Investigation
  4. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  5. SFD Agility Testing
  6. Review of Certifications and Transcripts
  7. Applicant Interview
  8. Applicant Ranking
  9. Polygraph Examination
  10. Psychological Examination
  11. Medical Examination and Drug Screen
  12. Staff Final Review
  13. Conditional Offer of Employment

Complete online application:  You MUST have an active Louisiana Firefighter Civil Service Score or you will NOT be considered for this hiring process.

If you do not have a Louisiana State Firefighters Civil Service Test Score, see the next available test dates Office of State Examiner - Fire & Police Civil Service site.