Entry Level Firefighter – Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City & Clark County Testing Process

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Job Classification: Entry Level Firefighter

The Southern Nevada Regional Fire Consortium is conducting a testing process for entry level firefighters for its member departments. Test results will be made available to the member departments, listed below:

  • City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue

  • Clark County Fire Department

  • North Las Vegas Fire Department

  • Henderson Fire Department

  • Boulder City Fire Department

This testing will be used to establish an eligible list which will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Not all departments are actively recruiting; however, test scores will be available for future recruitments.

Written Examination: You must complete the written examination by establishing an account with National Testing Network. A testing fee of $55.00* is required to take the job simulation examination. Information regarding test dates and locations can be found at: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com Test results will be good for a period of one year.

Participants are encouraged to schedule their NTN test date early as seating is limited and no accommodation will be made once sessions are full.

* The SNV Regional Fire Consortium and National Testing Network have developed a system to implement a test fee waiver program for those candidates who cannot afford the testing fee. You can apply for a test fee waiver at http://nationaltestingnetwork.com/pdf/Testing_Fee_Waiver.pdf

**If you have problems scheduling the examination, contact National Testing Network Customer Support at: support@nationaltestingnetwork.com.

Employment Application: Individuals who pass the National Testing Network written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher will be invited to submit an official employment application. Should you be invited to apply, applications will be accepted beginning October 26, 2014 and must be submitted no later than November 27, 2014 by visiting our website at www.snvfirerecruitment.com Applicants will only be required to submit one application. Applications will be shared with participating agencies based on your designation.

Physical Agility (CPAT): The candidate physical ability test (CPAT) consists of eight separate events. The CPAT is a sequence of events requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This test was developed to allow fire departments to obtain pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes.

The CPAT is a pass/fail event based on a total test time. Passing certification cards* must be submitted no later than December 15, 2014 to continue in the recruitment process. Specific submittal instructions will be provided at the time of invitation. The Southern Nevada Fire Recruitment Consortium does not endorse any particular facility. The following links and facilities are listed for your convenience to obtain detailed information regarding test requirements, locations and schedule availability:

The Southern Nevada Regional Fire Consortium has developed a system to implement a test fee waiver program for those candidates who cannot afford the CPAT testing fee. You can apply for a test fee waiver at WAIVER

Minimum Requirements: Minimum requirements and starting salaries vary by agency. The following links have been provided for your convenience to review minimum requirements and starting salaries for each participating agency:

Backgrounds: Employment with each agency is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement drug screening and background process which may include a review of your criminal history, driving record, background interview, suitability assessment and use of a truth verification device such as a polygraph or computer voice stress analyzer. Background processes will vary by agency however each agency will require you to complete National Testing Networks Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). Failure to complete the PHQ prior to the job closing on November 27, 2014 will disqualify you from continuing in the recruitment process.

Outreach Events: You are encouraged to attend one of the outreach events listed at: www.snvfirerecruitment.com. These informational sessions are designed to provide potential applicants with necessary information to ensure their success in the application and testing process. Uniformed and Human Resources personnel will be available to address fire specific questions and provide insight into life within the fire service. The same information will generally be offered at each session. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend at least one event; however, seating is limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. A recorded version of one of the sessions will be available on our website at: www.snvfirerecruitment.com in the event you are unable to attend one of the planned sessions.


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