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2020 Firefighter Recruitment

Gilbert Fire & Rescue is partnering with Mesa Fire & Medical and Queen Creek Fire & Medical on a joint application and written test for its 2020 firefighter recruitment.

All applicants will need to apply through the City of Mesa. The application will be open on January 13 at 8 a.m. and will close at 1,200 applications or Thursday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m., whichever happens first. Eligible applicants will be notified on Jan. 21. 

The written test is scheduled for Feb. 5 and is jointly sponsored by Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek. 


Dec. 18: Facebook Live Q&A (click link to watch replay)
Jan. 13: 
Applications are open through the City of Mesa website. The deadline for the application is Jan. 16 or when a total of 1,200 application have been received.
Feb. 5: Written test sponsored jointly through Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek
Spring 2020: Interviews begin

Human Resources Department
Phone: (480) 503-6859

 Academy 2

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • How can I study for the written exam?

  • Is my physical fitness condition a requirement?

  • Is there an opportunity for a ride-along?

  • Will I be reimbursed for travel expenses during the recruitment and testing process?

  • What is a Recruit Academy?

  • What is an Intern Academy?

  • What type of education do I need to have?

  • How old do I have to be in order to become a firefighter?

  • Is Gilbert Fire & Rescue currently recruiting?