Your Path to Becoming a Firefighter

So you want to become a firefighter but have no clue where to start. Well, we won't lie. It's a tough path, and your odds of success are slim. But you can improve your chances by following our training program.

In a nutshell, here's how it works:

 

Step 1: Register online

Register online by filling out our interest form and paying the annual membership fee ($60). A FireVet Representative will contact you to give you the schedule of the next FireVet mentorship meeting.

Not sure if you want to join yet? Just contact us with your questions.

 

Step 2: Learn firefighter basics

You'll learn the basics of becoming a firefighter by meeting with our team of FireVets twice a month in two different settings:

1) Mentorship meetings

What: We'll introduce you to:

  • Firefighter culture
  • How to prepare for the test to become a firefighter
  • The interview process for becoming a firefighter

When: First Monday of every month at 6 PM.

Where: Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy located at 2425 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009

 

2) Firefighter workouts

What: You'll learn the difference between being fit and firefighter fit in our firefighter-specific workouts. Workouts include:

  • Stretching
  • Weightlifting and cardio
  • Skills courses while wearing fire fighter equipment

Make sure to bring water and PT clothes. Your membership fee will cover all gym costs.

 

When: Second Friday of every month at 6 PM.

Where: The Great Ape Gym located at 1720 W. Buchanan Phoenix, Arizona 85007. You can also workout at firefighter stations around the Valley.

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Step 3: Customize, intensify, and connect

Once you've been in the program awhile, we ramp things up for you by:

  • Customizing your interviewing skills to meet your individual needs
  • Intensifying the test prep
  • Intensifying the physical fitness workouts
  • Connecting you with a mentor (veteran firefighter) so you can go on ride alongs to see what the job is really like
 

Step 4: Test and reassess

It's D-Day: You'll test and interview at the Phoenix Fire Department (or other department). If you don't pass, we'll reassess your physical fitness so you can improve for next time.

 
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Ready to start your journey?