Ignite Your Fire Career

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The Cosumnes Fire Department is looking for well-qualified, professional, and highly motivated individuals for the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT

The Cosumnes Fire Department serves the diverse cities of Elk Grove and Galt, California to provide fire, technical rescue, and advanced life support emergency medical services, including ambulance transportation. The Fire Department is recruiting for individuals who share the department’s core values and motto to “strive to exceed expectations at all times.”  


Individuals are encouraged to apply early and regularly check this website for updated information. 

  • Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment - Now Closed
    • Filing Deadline: April 10, 2022
    • Fire Recruit Hiring Webinar: Completed
    • Oral Board Interviews: To Be Determined
    • EMS Skills Assessment: To Be Determined 
    • Senior Chiefs Interview: To Be Determined 
    • Unconditional Offers: To Be Determined 
    • Fire Academy: To Be Determined 
  • Lateral Firefighter Recruitment - Now Closed
    • Filing Deadline: March 13, 2022
    • Fire Recruit Hiring Webinar: Completed
    • EMS Skills Assessment: Completed
    • Physical Skills Assessment: Completed  
    • Senior Chiefs Interview: Completed 
    • Unconditional Offers: To Be Determined 
    • Orientation Academy: To Be Determined


  1. Meet the minimum requirements for application
  2. Pass the Entry-Level Firefighter Written Examination and Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT).
  3. Complete an Application during Open Recruitment.
  4. Pass the Oral Board, EMS Skills Assessment, Senior Chiefs Interview, preliminary background information, psych evaluation, and accept a conditional offer of employment.
  5. Successfully complete the Cosumnes CSD Fire Academy and one-year probation period.


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2022 Recruitment Open House

Tour the Fire Training Facility, home to the Cosumnes Fire Academy, and speak to Firefighters and Academy staff about the academy experience. No registration necessary.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 6
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: William Perry Schulze Fire Training Facility, 10573 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624 (map)

2022 Recruitment Webinar

Join us at a Fire Recruit Hiring Webinar to learn more about the requirements and benefits of becoming a Cosumnes Fire Department Firefighter.

  • Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment Webinar
    • Date: Friday, April 8 
  • Lateral Firefighter Recruitment Webinar
    • Date: Friday, March 11 


FCTC Eligibility List

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

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.

How to be a Firefighter

The Sacramento Regional Diversity Committee (SRDC) website provides firefighter career and eligibility information for the seven major Fire Departments/Jurisdictions in the greater Sacramento County and surrounding areas. Participate in their Fire Recruitment Survey!

Interview Tips

To help you succeed and be prepared for interviews with Fire Department staff, follow these Interviewing Tips (PDF)

Cosumnes CSD Information


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 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.   


Recruitment Interest Card

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