Become a Firefighter

You must pass a Firefighter Civil Service Examination
The Examination is given every 18 months. You must pass it with a 75 percentage or higher. Call us (318) 325-1621 to find out when the next Civil Service Examination will be. The following are the requirements to apply to take the Civil Service Test:

• Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
• Need a copy of your birth certificate
• Need to be fingerprinted by your local police department

Please contact Faye Tew, the Secretary of Civil Service Board, at (318) 325-1621 for any other questions.

You must pass a Physical Ability Test
This test is intended to test your strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. The course is designed to relate to actual firefighting techniques that a firefighter will need to respond to a fire or other emergency.

The last step is the interview process. You may be contacted and scheduled for an interview.