Firefighter Requirements and Process
-AZ State EMT or AZ State Paramedic
-CPR certified (ACLS if a Paramedic)
-Hazardous Materials First Responder
-Type II Wildland Firefighter
-IFSAC Firefighter Type I/II or AZ state equivalent
GRFD has testing based off of staffing needs. Once a test is held, the list results will be good for one year. Testing consists of:
-GRFD Physical Agility Test
Firefighters need to be mentally and physically prepared for the broad range of calls that we respond to. It is for this reason our firefighters go through a rigorous selection process to make sure that GRIC hires the best candidates to serve the people. Furthermore, our academies are designed to make sure that our candidates will be able to perform at the highest level of professionalism and dedication for the Gila River Indian Community.
The Apprentice Program is a unique opportunity that provides qualifying GRIC community members the skills, training and certifications needed to become a Gila River reserve/full-time fire fighter/EMT. This program is furthering GRIC's mission and vision by developing our resources to provide services and opportunities to achieve the highest quality of life.
The program is conducted over a period of time through phases as apprentice acquire the skills, certifications, discipline and culture of GRFD. To learn more about the program or to inquire when the next class will begin, contact our Program Administrator at: