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Be a County of Los Angeles Firefighter

ARE YOU READY? Join Our Team and Live The Dream. Please see below for information on the Fire Fighter Trainee (Paramedic) examination posting and the upcoming Fire Fighter Trainee examination.

Opportunity One: Be a Fire Fighter Trainee (Paramedic)

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to announce the posting of the Fire Fighter Trainee (Paramedic) examination.

Filing Period: 3/20/23 at 12:30 p.m. (PT) through 3/24/23 at 5:00 p.m. (PT)

Filing will be suspended after the first 1,500 applications are received or by 3/24/23, at 5:00 p.m. (PT), whichever occurs first. Applications received after the initial 1,500 will not be considered.

Candidates must have a current valid, non-probationary California Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic License issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority as well as 12 months of full-time experience as a primary care paramedic running 9-1-1 responses.

Please see below for the Fire Fighter Trainee (Paramedic) FAQs, Study Guide, and Exam Bulletin link.

Opportunity Two: Be a Fire Fighter Trainee

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department anticipates opening the Fire Fighter Trainee examination in the coming months.  Please check back regularly for updates.

Don't Have A Computer?

If you do not have a computer or internet access, applications can be completed on computers available at all County of Los Angeles Public Libraries. Click below for listing.


All relevant information regarding the CPAT can be located the following website: