Becoming a Firefighter
Interested in becoming a City of Erie Firefighter? Follow the links below to find out more about qualifications, the application, and testing process.
Applicants must meet certain requirements to become a City of Erie Firefighter. All qualifications are set by the City of Erie Civil Service Board. For a list of all qualification requirements, visit: efd.erie.pa.us/qualify
Applications are handled by the City of Erie Human Resources Office. Applications will be open online beginning April 12, 2021 and must be submitted by April 30, 2021. There is a $50 application fee and a $10 study guide fee, which are payable online..
Applicants must pass the Fire Police Select Incorporated (FPSI) written test and Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). Military service time is the only qualifier for additional points to the written test. Written exams will be held online on June 14, 2021. For more information about the tests and test dates, visit: efd.erie.pa.us/test