Firefighter Requirements and Process
-High School Diploma or GED
-At least 18 years old
-AZ State EMT or AZ State Paramedic
-CPR certified (ACLS if a Paramedic)
-Hazardous Materials First Responder
-Pass background check
-Firefighter Type I/II (IFSAC, Pro-board 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 or CPAT
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 designed through phases where apprentice acquire the skills, certifications and culture of GRFD. To learn more about the program contact the Program Administrator at: