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Huntington Fire Department Recruitment

The Huntington Fire Department works safely and diligently to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Huntington from fire and other hazards. It utilizes available resources to deliver the highest possible quality of service through fire suppression, fire prevention, public education, rescue services and mitigation of the effects of natural and manmade disasters. We challenge you to pursue a rewarding career with our department and become part of the solution in Huntington.


Salary & Benefits

Starting salary: $35,975


  • Paid overtime
  • Longevity pay
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Hospitalization
  • Life insurance
  • Vision & prescription benefits
  • Pension system
  • Job security under state Civil Service laws
  • Credit union
  • Equal opportunity employer

Civil Service Requirements

  • CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • AGE: Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 36
  • EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED equivalent


The Huntington Fire Department utilizes the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) for its physical requirements


Must successfully complete a written examination and the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT)


Applications can be submitted in three ways:

  1. Online
  2. Email your application to City Clerk Barbara Nelson ( AND Assistant City Clerk Lisa Adkins ( Fill out a PDF application.
  3. Drop off your application to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, Room 16. The City Clerk’s Office phone number is 304-696-5530.


The application period ends at 4:30 p.m. on August 10, 2018.

Testing Process

Written examination:

Administered by the Huntington Fire Civil Service Commission at 5 p.m. on August 20, 2018, at the Tri-State Fire Academy, located at 4200 Ohio River Road.

Physical Abilities Test:

The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) consists of eight critical physical tasks that simulate the actual job duties on a fireground. This test is physically demanding and requires that you be physically fit to be successful. The CPAT is administered by the Huntington Fire Civil Service Commission and will be held on October 24, 25 & 26, 2018, at Centennial Fire Station, located at 839 7th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.

From these two tests, a hiring list will be compiled based on the written scores. This list will be utilized to hire as needed for up to 3 years. Once you are contacted that you are being considered for original appointment to the City of Huntington Fire Department, you will be given the following test:

Background Examination: Thorough review of work records, academic achievements, criminal record, references, etc.
Psychological Testing: Psychological examinations deemed necessary by the Huntington Fire Civil Service Commission
Medical Physical: Thorough physical examination by physicians.

Contact: Capt. Scott Ramey
     Training Officer
     839 7th Avenue
      Huntington, WV 25701