Fire Science Technology Program

 

Candidate Selection Process

 


The candidate selection process is based upon the following criteria:

  • • PAX Examination Results
  • • Physical Agility Test
  • • Peer interview

** Candidates that are employed by a full-time fire department will receive preference**

 

PROCEDURE

 

Fire Academy students are required to provide a completed physical examination form prior to admission to the program.  Each student must also provide documentation demonstrating that the student is in compliance with the immunization requirements.

 

Disease
Requirement
Requirement

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDap preferred)

Booster must have been within the past 5 years

Document evidence of immunization

Flu Shot (Sept.-March)

Annually

Document evidence of immunization

Bacterial Meningitis

Vaccination within last 5 years for all under 30 years of age

Document evidence of vaccination

Measles (Rubeola)

2 doses

Documented evidence of immunity or titer

Mumps

2 doses

Documented evidence of immunity or titer

Rubella

2 doses

Documented evidence of immunity or titer

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

If born in/after 1980, a record of two vaccinations is required

Documented evidence of immunity or titer

Hepatitis B

3 shot series

Documented evidence of immunity or titer

Tuberculin test or

Chest X-Ray (if positive skin test)

within past 1 year

 

Document  evidence of negative test

 

Clinical agencies may require additional tests prior to using their facilities.

 
 Physical Fitness Test