The San Bruno Fire Department utilizes Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) for recruitment. Those interested in joining this fast paced team environment should visit the FCTC website for information on recruitment. Typical desirable qualifications include:

  • Firefighter 1 certification
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic and Paramedic
  • 2 and 4 year college degree
  • Prior fire service experience (volunteer and internships)
  • Mechanical abilities
  • Fluency in a foreign language
  • Firefighter Cadetship/Internship

San Bruno Fire offers a fire internship program to help aspiring firefighters gain the experience needed and learn the skills required to becoming a career firefighter. The program provides training and experience that fulfills Firefighter 1 requirements (in conjunction with pre-service fire academy coursework). For information about recruitment contact Captain Ferretti via email.

Firefighter recruits doing equipment drills