DeKalb County Fire Rescue is hiring firefighters

December 27, 20192min2060
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Interested in becoming a firefighter with DeKalb County Fire Rescue? The next open application period begins Dec. 29.

The hiring process with DeKalb County Fire Rescue consist of the following steps:

Initial Application

Demonstration of Aptitude – Candidates can demonstrate aptitude by providing any of the following:

  • Currently licensed by National Registry orState of Georgia Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) or above
  • Completion of an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Submitting standardized test scores, taken within 36 months of application, that meet the minimum scores accepted by DeKalb County Fire Rescue (see below)
    • SAT: Verbal/Critical Reading – 430 and Math – 400
    • ACT: English – 17, Math – 17, and Reading – 15
    • ASSET:Reading – 38, Writing – 38, and Math – 39
    • COMPASS: Reading – 70, Writing – 38, Algebra or Pre-Algebra – 37
    • ACCUPLACER: Reading Comprehension – 55, Sentence Skills – 60, and Arithmetic – 34
  • Physical Agility Test (PAT)
  • Oral Interview
  • Background screening
  • Medical Evaluation and Physical


To fill out a Job Interest Form, visit: A recruiter will contact you personally to discuss a career with DeKalb County Fire Rescue.

Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: dcfrrecruiting@dekalbcountyga.govor 678-406-7778.



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