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The Carmel Fire Department will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter starting December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021.


Applications will be for the Carmel Fire Department only.
By submitting job interest cards, you will be notified via email when the posting is active.
Job Interest Card – City of Carmel, Indiana Human Resources


Basic Requirements

Download our basic requirements.

Physical Agility Testing

All Carmel Firefighter Applicants PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The Carmel Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department is interested in good citizens who are seeking a career in the fire service. From time to time the City will have openings for firefighters. The active pool of applicants will include all individuals who have submitted an application prior to the posted deadline and who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

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The purpose of this position is to perform fire suppression and emergency medical response duties as a member of a fire and rescue team. All applicants must submit a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification with their application.  Only (CPAT) certifications obtained on 1/1/2020 or after will be accepted.

Written Aptitude Test Procedures

All qualified applicants will be sent a letter (at the email address listed on the application) advising them of a written examination session, which will be virtual/on-line at no cost. This exam will require a computer with internet access.

Structured Interview and Background Investigation

Applicants who meet the required criteria on the written exam will then be scheduled for an in-person structured interview in Carmel, Indiana. After the interview phase, the written exam and interview scores will be combined and the applicant’s name will be placed on an eligibility list in the order of the applicant’s score averages. Upon completion of the entry level testing process, selected applicants will be required to complete an in-depth personal history packet.

The data provided in this packet will be used to conduct the background investigation phase of the hiring process. All applicants must give truthful answers to all questions. Any misrepresentation or omission of facts will disqualify the applicant from further consideration. During the investigative process, applicants will be required to take a polygraph examination or Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, criminal activity (including illegal drug use and theft), employment and driving history.

Current Salary and Benefits

Details on Carmel Fire Department Salary and Benefits.


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