Hiring Process

Norfolk’s Firefighter Recruit hiring process is a competitive process. In order to be selected for hire, candidates are required to successfully complete each step below. The Firefighter Recruit Hiring Process is as follows:

  1. Online Application
    -The Firefighter Recruit application will be open: 1/1/2024 – 2/7/2024
  2. Written Exam
  3. Physical Agility Test
  4. Ranking Interview
  5. Psychological Evaluation
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Polygraph Examination
  8. Medical Examination
  9. Final Assessment
  10. OEMS Fingerprinting
  11. Drug Screen

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. 
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.  


For detailed information about the Firefighter Recruit recruitment process click the link below. 

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