Fire Department Recruitment
a career as a Firefighter can be the beginning of a journey,
which can lead to one of the most challenging, exciting, and
rewarding experiences in your life. The following is a brief
overview of some of the things that you should know as you
consider this career choice.
is inherently a dangerous occupation. Emergency calls can
consist of brush fires, structure fires, automobile accidents,
and life-threatening medical emergencies. All must be
responded to with urgency and professionalism.
is very physically demanding. Firefighters carry 80-100 pounds
of equipment such as hoses, axes, ladders, chain saws, extinguishers,
and medical aid equipment into and around the fire to rescue
victims and extinguish the flames. This may include climbing
many flights of stairs while fully equipped. The Department
provides time and equipment during your shift to maintain
the expected level of fitness.
live one-third of their career life in a fire station, working
shifts in 24-hour increments, 9 to 11 times per month. While
on duty, firefighters live and sleep in dormitory-style quarters.
not out on a call, firefighters must constantly work at keeping
operational skills up to date through constant training, keeping
the station and equipment in excellent condition. Much of
the firefighters' station time is spent maintaining living
quarters, the fire station and the equipment.
career in Firefighting can be a fulfilling experience. The
many personal rewards include:
in Serving the People of your Community
to Save and Change Lives
of Succeeding in a Challenging and Rewarding Career
a Part of the Public Safety Family
City of Hollister currently hires all Full time Firefighters
from the Volunteer Firefighter Cadre. Anyone interested in
becoming a Volunteer Firefighter for the City of Hollister
should contact The City of Hollister Human Resources Office
or Fire Station 1 for assistance with the application process.
must obtain a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) prior
to become a Volunteer Firefighter
- Physical Ability Test (C-PAT)
- Oral Board Interview / Chief's Interview
- Background Investigation
- Criminal Fingerprint Check
- Medical Examination
- Conditional Offer of Employment
- Successful completion of Quality Assurance
- Completion of Probationary Period one year
after Hire Date.