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San José Fire Department

1661 Senter Road
San José, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 794-7000
Welcome to the Recruitment Office

The San José Fire Department is an advanced, diverse, and progressive fire department situated in the Capital of Silicon Valley.

The San José Fire Department's (SJFD) core mission is to serve the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response. The department protects approximately 200 square miles of terrain that includes residential, commercial, high-rise, and wildland interface areas.

Our goal is to maintain San José's heritage of excellence by recruiting candidates that reflect the rich makeup of our diverse population. We appreciate your interest and have provided information which will guide you through the steps required to become a member of our elite firefighting team.

* The Department will be opening the application process for Firefighter-Recruit from Monday, August 1, 2016 through end of day Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The written test is hosted through the National Testing Network (NTN). Please visit their site at for more details.

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To be notified when future application or testing processes occur for Dispatcher positions within Fire Communications, please click here to join the "SJFD - Dispatcher Recruitments" News Flash email list.