Please read all information provided about the hiring process before calling a recruiter for assistance. Thank you.
The Arlington County Fire Department disqualifiers and information on steps in the 2023 Firefighter/EMT Recruit hiring process can be accessed through the links above or by clicking the next button.
For other questions, please call the Recruitment Officer at (703)228-0098
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Applicants must provide a criminal history report from the local law enforcement agency or agencies for each locality/jurisdiction of residence, covering the past five (5) years (including residences/jurisdictions during college residence, etc. if the residence is more than 90 days).
Based upon the Fire Department’s staffing needs, a conditional offer of employment will be extended and the following steps will occur:
Arlington County Fire Department
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 400
Attn – Recruitment
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Application process: Closed
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