Firefighter Recruiting


The Cincinnati Fire Department has always been the organization that sets standards for firefighting excellence and community service. More important is the fact that with quality people, City government’s support and innovative thinking, we are poised for an exciting future.

The one of the Department’s goals is to fill each job with a person who is well-qualified, has an interest in the job and who will be committed to a career in that field.

To do this, we feel it is important to give each applicant a realistic description of the job and its tasks so that the candidate can decide for himself or herself if the position is truly one in which there is interest and ability to do well.

As a firefighter, you will be required to perform a large variety of tasks. These tasks are very diverse and may include:

· Rescue and care of victims
· Fire prevention
· Hazardous materials containment
· Community service

We urge you to consider the entire job of a firefighter -- not just the exciting or glamorous aspects. Good customer service skills and a need for continuing education are also required.


Inquiries about Firefighter Employment:

If you would like more information about becoming a firefighter, contact the Recruitment Officer at, or by U.S. mail:

  • Cincinnati Fire Department Attn: Recruiting Officer
    805 Central Avenue, Ste 400
    Cincinnati, OH 4520