Hiring Process

The Fire Department has a very different hiring method than the average business. It can take six months to two years to get hired from the date of application. Applications will be accepted in early 2024 for a Civil Service exam in the Spring of 2024. So, how does the hiring process work for the Dayton Fire Department?


Written Test

Background Check

Physical Ability Testing – Firefighter Mile

Contingent Offer of Employment Upon Passing the Medical Examination

Academy Start Date

After all of the above steps have been completed and your medical examination has been processed, you will receive a letter notifying you of the academy start date.