The Cosumnes Fire Department is looking for highly motivated individuals who share our department’s mission which challenges us to “strive to exceed expectations at all times.” We are a thriving community with unprecedented growth and serve a diverse population in both communities of Elk Grove and Galt. With eight fire stations and a robust administrative staff, we are committed to providing extraordinary service through prevention, preparedness and emergency response. Visit our employment opportunities page to apply.
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18 years of age or older
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Valid California Class C Driver’s License
California Licensed Paramedic (or National Accreditation)
Active on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List
Current CPAT Card (administered by the FCTC)
National Registry EMT-P (CA Paramedic License by oral board interview date)
You MUST be on the FCTC eligibility list to apply. Before applying to the Cosumnes Fire Department, all applicants must have successfully passed the Entry-Level Firefighter Written Examination and the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) administered by the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC). Learn more
State Accredited Fire Academy
The Cosumnes Fire Department‘s 24 week fire academy is located at our state-of-the-art Fire Training Center. Fire Recruits will be challenged physically, mentally and academically, through rigorous training in firefighting techniques, rescue operations, hazardous materials, emergency medical training and much more. Upon successful completion of the Fire Academy, the Recruits meet the current state firefighter standard and become probationary firefighters. Each probationary firefighter is then assigned to a 48/96 shift schedule and will work under the direct supervision of a Fire Station Captain and the evaluated training will continue for one year.
Firefighter Internship Program
The Firefighter Internship Program is a collaborative effort between the Cosumnes Fire Department and the Cosumnes River College’s Co-op Work Experience Education Program.