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Getting Hired at MFD

  1. Recruitment Period - Feb. 6–March 6, 2023
  2. Employment Application Packets made available - Tuesday, March 7, 2023 
  3. Written Test Dates - Saturday, March 25 & Monday, March 27 
  4. Physical Agility Test - Saturday, April 1, 2023
  5. Employment Application Packet Due - Sunday, April 2, 2023 by 5 p.m.
  6. Panel Interview - Week of April 16, 2023
  7. Chief's Interview - Week of April 30, 2023

Dates are subject to change and every effort will be made to notify candidates accordingly. 

  • Must be 18 to 44 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Must have no felonies

Coming soon! Recruitment period starts Feb. 6, 2023.

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Q: Are your firefighters required to be residents of Moore?

A: No

Q: Is it possible to become a firefighter without my EMT license?

A: An EMT license is not required to apply. But, candidates that do not possess an EMT license will be required to attend and pass EMT class, pass the registry exam and become a Nationally Registered EMT within the first year in order to maintain employment. The Moore Fire Department will pay the related expenses and provide time off when needed for those needing EMT.

Q: Is it possible to become a firefighter without my Firefighter I certificate?

A: Yes, it is possible. Firefighter I and II are taught in the recruit academy.

Q: What are the medical standards for entrance into the pension system?

A: See PDF document from the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement system for more information. 

Q: How long is the hiring process for Firefighter?

A: The hiring process for recruit firefighter takes about 4 months.

Q: Are there any alternate testing dates for applicants?

A:  No. Unfortunately, we are unable to schedule additional dates. The hiring process schedule details the available testing dates.  

Q: What steps are in the hiring process?

A: The first step of applying is to complete the Join Our Team Applicant Questionnaire once the hiring period begins. The following steps in the hiring process are shown below.

  • Complete the Join Our Team Applicant Questionnaire
  • Written Exam, we currently use Fire & Police Selection, Inc. (FPSI)
  • Complete application packet
  • Physical Agility Test, requirements are as follows:
    • 1.5 mile run within 13 minutes
    • 35 sit ups within 2 minutes
    • 7 pull-ups, without release (palms away, full extension, chin over the bar)
    • 20 ft. balance beam while carrying a 20lb. hose
    • 125 lb. dummy carry completely off the ground (50 ft. away and back)
    • Lumbar test using 15 lb. weight
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Background Check
  • Chiefs Interview
  • Drug Test
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Test
  • Pension physical

Q: Is there a study guide for the written examination?

A: Yes. We currently use Fire & Police Selection, Inc. Applicants may order the practice “Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test (FACT) Candidate Orientation Guide” by using the following link: https://www.fpsi.com/fire-candidate-orientation-guides/

Q: What are the physical agility test requirements?

A: Candidates can learn the requirements for the physical agility test by using the following link: https://youtu.be/Eym-fhCxXKs

Q: What should I wear to the physical agility test?

A: Comfortable athletic clothing is recommended. Do consider your footwear as excessively cushioned running shoes can make the balance beam difficult to successfully complete. 

Q: How long does the Moore Fire Department Recruit Academy last?

A: The Moore Fire Department Recruit Academy lasts approximately 14 weeks.

Q: Where do I attend the Recruit Academy?

A: The Moore Fire Department holds our own academy at the Training Center located at 725 NW 12th Street, Moore, OK 73160.

Q: What does the Recruit Academy consist of?

A: A firefighter recruit typically completes a training program where he or she learns how to fight fires, deliver emergency medical services, and respond to hazardous materials incidents. There are many written and hands-on examinations that must be passed along with physical training. After successfully passing and graduating the academy, the new firefighter is assigned to a fire station and completes their one-year probationary period.  

Q: How many positions are available?

A: The number of positions available is determined by the staffing needs of the department.

Q: What is the work schedule?

A: Firefighters work within one of three 24-hour shifts (blue shift, green shift, red shift). Firefighters work a 24 hour shift every other day for three days over a five-day period then have four days off.

Q: Are tattoos allowed at the Moore Fire Department?

A: Tattoos must be covered while on duty or while representing the Moore Fire Department.

  • Prohibited areas: Head, neck, face, hands & fingers (or any area that can’t be covered while in uniform)
  • Body piercing and intentional (decorative) disfigurement are prohibited from view. All piercings and intentional decorative disfigurements shall be covered while the staff member is on duty or representing the department.

Starting Pay: $47,771.84

Following a successful probation, firefighters are eligible for annual merit increases and COLAs to the current maximum base pay for Firefighter rank of $77,170.

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life
  • State Firefighters Pension
  • 216 Sick hours per year
  • 10-24 Vacation hours per month
  • 11 Holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Incentive Pay
  • EMT-D, Advanced EMT, Paramedic Incentive Pay
  • Hazmat Tech Incentive Pay
  • Certified Car Seat Tech Incentive Pay
  • Longevity Pay after 3 years