Are you looking for a physically challenging and professionally rewarding career? Are you looking for a position that offers great benefits and a flexible work schedule? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then a career in the fire service may be for you.
The Stockton Fire Department is an advanced, diverse, and progressive fire department situated in the San Joaquin Valley. The department offers exceptional career opportunities for men and women seeking professional and personal achievement.
We strive to maintain Stockton's heritage of excellence by recruiting candidates that reflect our diverse population. See below is more information to guide you through the steps required to become a member of our elite firefighting team.
Please see these Stockton Fire Department brochures for additional information:
Firefighting involves vigorous and skilled physical work and continuous training, as well as handling emergency and life-or-death situations. In addition to fighting fires and rescuing citizens from burning buildings, firefighters also:
Explore a challenging career opportunity in one of the most progressive fire departments in California. The following opportunities can be accomplished as a firefighter with the Stockton Fire Department.
As a firefighter, become part of an ever-growing, advanced Emergency Medical System provided to our community.
Become a Haz-Mat Technician or Specialist providing Hazardous Materials mitigation and awareness for our community.
Become Swift Water Rescue or Dive Rescue Certified and provide water safety on the waterways surrounding our community.
Become trained in the disciplines of confined space, trench, and high/low angle rescue. The Heavy Rescue Team provides a great level of preparedness should a major disaster strike.
As a Firefighter, become trained in fire-safety inspections, fire code compliance, and public education for personal fire safety. Enter the Fire Prevention Division as a Deputy Fire Marshal.
Advance your education and promotional goals through technical schools, State Fire Academy, and "hands on"job training. Opportunities to advance to a Deputy Training Director.
Measures reading comprehension, mechanical and spatial aptitude, mathematics, and ability to comprehend and learn firefighting material from written instructions.
Measures interpersonal relations, oral communication skills, judgment and analytical ability, and your motivation to be a firefighter.
Stockton Fire Department's physical ability test, or Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), is a timed pass/fail test consisting of eight physical tasks representative of actions performed by firefighters. These include:
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition to be competitive. Since some applicants may find the CPAT very difficult, we recommend you fully prepare with physical conditioning. All applicants take the same physical test.
Applicants must successfully complete the CPAT to continue in the testing process. For additional information regarding the CPAT please see the CalJac link in External Links below.
Those applicants who successfully pass the examinations will have their name placed on an eligibility list and may be called for a final job interview.
The City of Stockton Fire Department has its own 16-week Fire Academy. During this time, you will participate in classroom instruction and learn the mechanics of fire suppression.
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, please visit the Human Resources Department web page for additional information.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/24/2014