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Become a Dual Role Firefighter and EMT or Paramedic and Firefighter

Join the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department’s proud tradition of service to the nation’s capital. Becoming a firefighter/EMT or a paramedic/firefighter in the District gives you access to the best training, the best equipment, and a career of service in one of the nation’s top Fire and EMS Departments. We serve a diverse metropolitan population of residents, commuters, and visitors to our nation’s capital. We provide protection to the President of the United States, Congress, and foreign embassies.

Paramedic/Firefighter entry-level examinations are administered by the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Human Resources Division once a month. The most recent Firefighter/EMT Entry Level Exam was administered on June 13, 2015 and June 27, 2015. 

DC Fire and EMS intends to conduct an entrance exam for Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician positions during the summer of 2019. As plans are finalized and confirmed, additional information regarding date, time and location will be posted here. 

If you have questions please contact the DC Fire and EMS Human Resources Divisions on (202) 673-7580.

For information about other positions available with DC Fire and EMS, including information about the Firefighter /EMT Entry Level Exam, please visit the Employment Opportunities page.