Frequently Asked Questions


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • NFPA Firefighter I Certification
  • Current Oregon EMT or Paramedic
  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record
  • CFD#1 Volunteer Firefighter
  • Career Firefighter Experience
  • Additional NFPA Certifications
  • Degree in Fire Science
  • Successful Completion of CPAT through National Testing Network
  • Successful Completion of FireTeam written test through National Testing Network
  • Upon completion of the FireTeam and CPAT testing, all applicant scores are automatically provided to Clackamas Fire District #1. Qualifying candidates will be emailed an invitation to apply at the time the testing process is opened.
  • Successful Completion of Clackamas Fire District #1 Testing Process
    • Application process – NEOGOV
    • Resume and cover letter review
    • Aerial Ladder Climb
    • Panel Interview

CPAT results will be honored for one year from the time of test.

  • Successful Background Check Clearance
  • Successful Completion of NFPA 1582 Physical
  • Successful Passing of Psychological Profile Evaluation

Yes. You need a minimum of a current Oregon EMT certification or EMT National Registered EMT, Advance EMT, or Paramedic certified and proof of reciprocity. Information on Oregon Reciprocity is available at Oregon Health Authority.

Clackamas Fire District #1 follows the NFPA 1582 “Standard on Medical Requirements for Firefighters”.

All fire service professionals are subject to nationwide criminal background checks in the State of Oregon and must be fingerprinted in order to be certified with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Further information can be obtained on the DPSST website.

Clackamas Fire has provided Advanced Life Support (ALS) on all first response units since 1991. All career staffed engines, trucks, and rescue units are staffed with a minimum of one Paramedic per shift. Clackamas Fire has employed a practice of hiring Paramedic firefighters for many years and has maintained a 75 percent ratio of ALS to Basic Life Support (BLS) firefighters in recent years.

Most Clackamas Fire District #1 firefighters work a 24-hour on and 48-hour off schedule.

Benefits change based on what has been negotiated with the union, Local 1159. Typical benefits however include, but may not be limited to:

  • Paid Sick Leave
  • PERS Retirement
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Post-Employment Health Plan (PHEP)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program

Training Center (click HERE for a map)
The cog of the training campus is the Training Center, which houses four state of the art training rooms.  The two largest rooms can be opened up to seat over 100 people and are outfitted with multimedia equipment.

Training Offices & Logistics (click HERE for a map)
This is where our Training Office is located, along with the fire district logistics center.

Please visit our Volunteer Program or you may contact Clackamas Fire District #1’s Volunteer Program at 503.742.2652 with any additional questions.

We have a section in our website devoted to this exact question. Click here to learn more.

Yes, we list all current job openings (firefighter and non-firefighter) through NEOGOV. You can find a link to the job openings page here.

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