Recruitment News

Starting in 2024, the SFFD will discontinue the use of the NTN and will use FCTC exclusively.  

Please continue to monitor this page for recruitment news and upcoming events. 


Career Information Session

Come join us at the SFFD Division of Training located at 2310 Folsom St for an exciting Firefighter Career Information Session! Whether you're considering a career in firefighting or EMS, this event is perfect for you. Learn about the multiple ways you can become a member of the San Francisco Fire Department.

During this Career Information Session, you will learn about the application process, requirements, training, and daily duties of firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics. Get a chance to interact with members of the SFFD and ask them all your burning questions. Don't miss this opportunity to explore a rewarding career path in firefighting and EMS with the San Francisco Fire Department!

SFFD will be hosting career information sessions on the following dates: 

Information Session Dates

Session Date Time Location Sign Up to Attend
In-person May 29 18:00 - 19:30 SFFD Division of Training Register Here to Attend

SFFD Division of Training address: 
2310 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

*There is limited parking at the Division of Training, please make carpool arrangements or utilize street parking, if possible. 


H2 Firefighter Application

The H2 Firefighter application period closes for the January 2025 Recruit Academy on June 7th

To be considered for the upcoming academy, candidates must: 

1. Submit an application for the H2 Firefighter position opening​ on the DHR website.  

2. Must be current on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL)

  • Pass the FCTC Written Test with a score of 70% or greater within one year of deadline
  • Cal-JAC CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Card within one year of deadline
  • NREMT, CA EMT-1, or CA EMT-P

If you are already on the FCTC SEL, you will still need to apply for the H2 Firefighter position. 

FCTC Written Test & Preparation

If you are interested in attending a written test or written test prep, please register on FCTC. 

Upcoming test dates: 

Test Dates
Session Date Time Location
Test Prep March 17 11:00 - 14:30 DHR Testing Center
Written Test April 21 09:00 - 13:00 DHR Testing Center
Test Prep May 19 11:00 - 14:30 DHR Testing Center
Written Test June 2 09:00 - 13:00 TBD

DHR Testing Center address: 
1740 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco, CA 94124

*There's no parking at the DHR Testing Center. Candidates are encouraged to take public transportation or be dropped off. 

For additional test dates, please check the FCTC upcoming test schedule.

If you are unsure of your status on the FCTC SEL, please log in to your FCTC account to review. 


H3 EMT/Paramedic Application

In order to be eligible for both H3 Level 1 EMT and H3 Level 2 Paramedic positions, all candidates will need to submit an application through Smart Recruiters on the DHR website by Friday, March 8. 

BLS Entrance Exam

The H3 entrance exam dates are scheduled for March 25 & 26. 

EMS Physical Agility Test

Upcoming dates for the SFFD EMS PAT are scheduled for April 16, 17 & 18 at the Division of Training. 


Additionally, all candidates are advised to update and maintain their DHR SmartRecruiters profile and account.