Applied in 2022?

The following information is for candidates who submitted an application for Firefighter in 2022. The 2022 application period closed April 19, 2022, and the 2022 Firefighter Register was established on June 27, 2022. The first class hired from the new register will start in February of 2023.

Tentative Schedule

April 3 - 12, 2023: Panel interviews for Recruit Class #119

May - June 2023: Conditional offers, background checks and medical & psychological evaluations for Recruit Class #119

May 24 - July 3, 2023: SFD-led EMT course for conditionally-offered candidates

July - Aug 2023: Employment packets, CPATs and suitability assessments for Recruit Class #120

Aug. 2, 2023: Recruit Class #119 begins

Sept. 2023: Panel interviews for Recruit Class #120


Questions regarding pre-employment screening or the job of a Seattle firefighter should be directed to the Seattle Fire Department Recruitment Office via email to


Projected Hiring

The 2022 hiring register was established on June 27, 2022. We anticipate this register will be used to fill recruit classes in February 2023, August 2023, February 2024, August 2024, February 2025 and August 2025. The next application period will open in the fall of 2024.


The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is administered after the testing process and hiring register is established. Eligible candidates will receive a paid CPAT voucher.

You should engage in advanced physical training prior to the CPAT, targeting muscle groups used in lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and other actions related to firefighter tasks. A workout program may include distance running, sprints, rowing, stair climbing with weight pack and weight lifting to develop both the upper and lower body.Download/view the Candidate Preparation Guide for information about specific physical training and weight lifting in preparation for the CPAT.

The CPAT exam is comprised of eight stations that are completed in one continuous sequence. The test is pass/fail. Download/view the CPAT Orientation Guide for detailed information.

How do I update my information?

If you have submitted an application, you should update your contact information by logging into your account on You should also email SFD HR at to make sure they have your new contact information on file.

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Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief
Address: 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 386-1400
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The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) has 33 fire stations located throughout the City. SFD deploys engine companies, ladder companies, and aid and medic units to mitigate loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters.