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The Orlando Fire Department is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity for all positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not job related.

For general firefighter hiring question for the City of Orlando, please contact Civil Service at 407.246.2215

Study Guide

For those applicants who have applied for the Firefighter position in May 2018, please download this study guide for the multiple-choice written exam and Firefighter Skills Test.

Interest Cards

The City of Orlando accepts interest cards for the position of Firefighter and other positions that are not currently posted. If you complete an interest card for the position of Firefighter, we will notify you when the next recruitment is set to begin. To submit an interest card click here.

For information on currently available positions at the City of Orlando please click here or call the City of Orlando Jobline at 407.246.2178.


*Please note the Firefighter position does not accept applications often. Generally, this position accepts applications once every one to two years.

Minimum Qualifications

  • United States Citizen
  • Must have Firefighter Certification in the State of Florida
  • Must have State of Florida EMT or Paramedic Certification.

For more information on obtaining Firefighter Certification, go to Florida’s Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at:


For more information on obtaining EMT or Paramedic Certification or if you are an EMT or Paramedic from another state, please go to the following website for information regarding acquiring your Florida certification:


The City of Orlando does not recognize reciprocity, national certifications, nor do we accept certifications from other states.

If you are a certified firefighter from another state, please go to the following website for information regarding challenging the state exam:


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