Employment with the Fire Department



***Update 20 May 2015***  – Firefighter/EMT candidate interviews conclude on May 21, 2015, while background packet review continues.  If any additional information is required during this review process, candidates will be contacted as needed.  Otherwise, it is anticipated that further communication regarding candidate status will not be available until mid/late July.  Please continue to check this website for updates.

***Update 18 May 2015***  – For candidate interviews, please note that there is no street parking nor is there parking on the grounds of the Arlington County Fire Training Academy (FTA) or neighboring properties.  However, there is a parking deck across the street that requires a parking pass, which you can acquire at the FTA.  In the event of the need for additional parking, a public parking garage is available approximately 2 blocks away at the Campbell Parking Garage, 4250 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA  22206.  Due to these potential parking constraints, it is your responsibility to allow yourself ample time to make parking arrangements and to arrive at the FTA ready for interview no less than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

***Update 1 April 2015***  – If you are a candidate in the current recruitment process for Firefighter/EMT who holds the following certification(s) and did not include it in your background packet, please send a copy of the certification via email scan/attachment to firerecruitment@arlingtonva.us as soon as possible.  The certifications are:  EMT-I (Intermediate), EMT-P (Paramedic), NREMT-I (Intermediate) or NREMT-P (Paramedic).  This request is for the aforementioned certifications only – not EMT-B.  Thank you.


The Arlington County Fire Department is always looking for qualified people to join our team. However, the application period for Firefighter/EMT Recruit is now closed. To be notified of the next opening, submit the online form.

The Arlington County Fire Department is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that attracts the best-qualified applicants. We use targeted recruitment procedures and best practices.