Become a Firefighter

For 75 years, Golden Valley residents have relied on so-called ordinary people to protect our community. The Golden Valley Fire Department takes pride in its top-notch firefighters, facilities, equipment, and training. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the GVFD includes two Assistant Chiefs, a Deputy Fire Marshal, two full-time Fire Inspectors and one part-time Fire Inspector, 50 Paid on-Call Firefighters, and an Administrative Assistant. We welcome applications from men and women from all walks of life to continue this tradition of service.

2024 Recruitment Timeline

Events held at Fire Station 1, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.

  • Application Period: Opens May 20 (job posting will be available here)
  • Recruitment Information Meeting: Thu, July 11, 9:30 am & 6:30 pm 
    (attendance strongly recommended)
  • Recruitment Expo: Sun, Aug 11, 9–11 am
    (attendance strongly recommended)
  • Recruitment Information Meeting: Tue, Aug 13, 9:30 am & 6:30 pm 
    (attendance strongly recommended)
  • Application Deadline: Sun, Aug 18, 11:59 pm
  • Online Written Exam: Mid-August
  • Interviews: Late August

Post-Interview Process (Conditional Offers)

  • Background Checks: September
  • Physical Ability Exam, Medical Evaluation, and Psychological Exam: October–November
  • Tentative Start Date: Mid-December, 2024

Candidates are notified of their status throughout the recruitment process via email or phone.

The recruitment timeline serves as a guide and is subject to change, based on the needs of the City.