Capt Craig Freeman

FIREFIGHTER / 12 fire departments on Florida’s tropical west coast

Joint Recruitment 12 Fire Departments (FL) are accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER  Until January 6, 2017.   For details about this career and over 3,400 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


 Joint Recruitment 12 Fire Depts. (FL)

are accepting applications for:


Now accepting on-line applications for firefighters in Southwest Florida!

Application deadline: January 6, 2017 – 12:00 AM
Application fee deadline: Your $75.00 application fee must be postmarked no later than January 13, 2017.
(Detailed information in “Apply online” section)
CPAT Preview/Practice: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00am
San Carlos Fire District Station #3
19591 BenHill Griffin Parkway
San Carlos Park, Florida
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9:00am
San Carlos Fire District Station #3
19591 BenHill Griffin Parkway
San Carlos Park, Florida(I-75 to exit 128 {Alico Rd} East to Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy South approximately 2.5 miles to station which is approximately 500’ past FGCU entrance) We recommend that you attend, but it is not required. The CPAT is strenuous and should be prepared for. Candidates will have the opportunity to see the CPAT layout and ask questions of the Test Proctors. Whether you attend or not, you must complete and mail in the CPAT Preview/Practice Waiver. Also, we strongly recommend that you download and print the CPAT Preparation Guide.
Written Test: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Check-in is at 6:00 P.M., Test begins at 7:00 P.M.
Three Oaks Middle School
18500 Three Oaks Parkway
(I-75 to Exit 128 – Alico Rd) – Alico Rd West to Three Oaks Parkway. Turn Left onto Three Oaks Parkway and continue to school on right. If you reach San Carlos Blvd, you have gone too far. Candidates must present a valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license. All materials will be provided.
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT): Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (depending upon number of candidates, may also be March 22nd and 23rd.)
Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, Florida
(I-75 to exit 143 {Bayshore Road/Route 78} East approximately 3 miles (Look For Fire Testing Sign). The entrance is located on the left. (Follow Fire Testing Signs). Individual test times will be issued as you exit the written test. You must check in no later than your appointed time, and must present a photo identification. View CPAT-Candidate Preparation Guide
E-Mail and the World Wide Web: Applications for Firefighter testing can only be made online through this website. We do not use paper applications. You must have a valid e-mail address in order to receive the detailed test information that will be sent via e-mail following submittal of your online application. Take special care to insure that your e-mail address is entered correctly on the application. E-mail is our primary means of providing you with important test information, so be sure to inform us if your address changes.
View Written and CPAT Test Results

If you are looking for a job as a firefighter in the State of Florida, then look no further!

Welcome to the Employment Testing Cooperative! We are a group of 12 fire departments in Southwest Florida seeking exceptionally talented, experienced and dedicated firefighters to serve the residents of our fast-growing communities.

Located in coastal Lee County, Florida, the fire departments of the ETC have mutually agreed on one application and one testing process for the positions of firefighter, firefighter/emergency medical technician and firefighter/paramedic. By applying for a firefighter position through the ETC, you will gain access to job openings from 12 fire departments on Florida’s tropical west coast.

The testing process consists of the following: submitting a completed application, completing a written general aptitude test and passing a physical ability test. For more information, click on the Frequently Asked Questions button to the left.

The fire departments involved in this cooperative testing process include Bayshore Fire RescueBonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue DistrictCity of Fort Myers Fire DepartmentEstero Fire RescueFort Myers Beach Fire Control DistrictIona McGregor Fire DistrictLee County Port Authority Airport Fire DepartmentLehigh Acres Fire Rescue DistrictNorth Fort Myers Fire Control DistrictSan Carlos Park Fire Protection and Rescue Service DistrictSanibel Fire & Rescue DistrictSouth Trail Fire District. Each of these agencies is growing, and we anticipate tremendous increases in the demand for personnel in the near future. As the populations of Southwest Florida continue to increase, so do our needs for qualified firefighters.

Are you really satisfied with your career? Why not become a firefighter?
Maybe it’s a career you’ve never thought about, or didn’t know how to pursue, but becoming a firefighter may be one of the most fulfilling and challenging moves you’ll ever make.

The fire service is composed of a diverse group of outstanding people, characterized by their ability, commitment, perseverance and determination. They share that special something, giving back in many unselfish ways to the community.

Applying for a job in the fire service can be tedious and tiresome, but not through the Employment Testing Cooperative! By applying for a fire service job through the ETC, you’ll have access to job openings with 12 fire departments in Southwest Florida- – most of which are currently hiring qualified firefighters, emergency medical technicians or paramedics.

For more information on the qualifications needed in order to apply for a job as a firefighter through the ETC, click on the “Online Application” button to the left.

Questions or comments should be directed to:

Iona McGregor Fire District
ATTN: ETC – Cynthia Zinger
Iona-McGregor Fire District
6061 South Pointe Blvd
Fort Myers, Florida 33919


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