Ignite Your Fire Career

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Be Ready to Apply!

The Cosumnes Fire Department is seeking well-qualified, professional, and highly motivated candidates. 

The Cosumnes Fire Department serves the diverse cities of Elk Grove and Galt, California to provide fire, technical rescue, and advanced life support emergency medical services, including ambulance transportation. The Fire Department aims to recruit individuals who share the department’s core values and motto to “strive to exceed expectations at all times.”


  1. Meet the minimum requirements for application
  2. Pass the Entry-Level Firefighter Written Examination and Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT).
  3. Complete an Application during Open Recruitment.
  4. Pass the Oral Board, EMS Skills Assessment, Senior Chiefs Interview, preliminary background information, psych evaluation, and accept a conditional offer of employment.
  5. Successfully complete the Cosumnes CSD Fire Academy and one-year probation period.

Individuals are encouraged to regularly check this website for updated information.

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FCTC Eligibility List

Before applying to the Cosumnes Fire Department, all applicants must have successfully passed the Entry-Level Firefighter Written Examination and the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) administered by the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC). Learn more

Firefighter Internship Program

The Firefighter Internship Program is a collaborative effort between the Cosumnes Fire Department and the Cosumnes River College’s Co-op Work Experience Education Program.

How to become a Firefighter

The Sacramento Regional Diversity Committee (SRDC) website provides firefighter career and eligibility information for the seven major Fire Departments/Jurisdictions in the greater Sacramento County and surrounding areas.

Interviewing Tips

To help you succeed and be prepared for interviews with Fire Department staff, follow these Interviewing Tips (PDF)

Cosumnes CSD Information


State Accredited Fire Academy

The Cosumnes Fire Department‘s 24 week fire academy is located at our state-of-the-art Fire Training Center. Fire Recruits will be challenged physically, mentally and academically, through rigorous training in firefighting techniques, rescue operations, hazardous materials, emergency medical training and much more. 

Upon successful completion of the Fire Academy, the Recruits meet the current state firefighter standard and become probationary firefighters.  Each probationary firefighter is assigned to a 48/96 shift schedule and will work under the direct supervision of a Fire Station Captain and the evaluated training will continue for one year.   


Recruitment Interest Card

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