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SJFD Firefighter Recruitment Now Open!

Post Date:07/01/2020 8:10 AM

 Blue graphic recruitment flyer showing three firefighters pulling a hose. 

The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is currently recruiting for firefighter EMTs and firefighter paramedics for the 2021 Firefighter Recruit Academy. Would you like to serve your community by providing hazard prevention and emergency response? Do you take pride in protecting life, property and the environment? We are looking for individuals who wish to serve the San José community by taking leadership and action in crisis situations.


Interested applicants should have a valid EMT certificate (or be in the process), high school diploma or equivalent, valid CPAT card/letter (within 6 months of application deadline), and take a written exam through the National Testing Network (NTN) website at For more information about requirements and qualifications, visit our Qualifications webpage.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted via the NTN website ( from July 6, 2020, through September 6, 2020. For more information, visit or email us at

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