Recruitment & Hiring


The Hiring Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a firefighter for the St. George Fire Department!

The following are the requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Must be at least 18 years old 
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a United States citizen or immigration status must be current and must permit you to work a full-time job in the United States
  • Must possess a government-issued driver’s license
  • Must pass the Louisiana State Firefighters Civil Service Test for employment as a firefighter
  • Must pass the Louisiana State Fire Communications Civil Service Test for employment as a Fire Communications Officer
  • PARAMEDICS: Must pass the Paramedic Civil Service Test for employment as a Paramedic
    • *** Make sure to attach a copy of your NREMT Paramedic Certification, LA State Paramedic License, and current CPR card to the Civil Service Application

Once the applicant receives a valid test score from the State Examiner, they must fill out an application. The application and the rest of the required documentation must be dropped off at SGFD headquarters, or mailed to:

St. George Fire Protection District
Attn: Public Affairs
14100 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Firefighter/Paramedic Application

Fire Communications Officer Application

The following steps must be completed in order to be considered for employment:

  • Pass background investigation through Louisiana State Police
  • Pass a psychological exam
  • Pass a medical exam and drug screen
  • Pass the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test
  • Review of Certifications and Transcripts
  • Applicant Interview
For firefighters: if these are all successfully completed, a conditional offer of employment may be made in order to complete the Recruit Academy. Upon obtaining the EMT certification, completion of the Recruit Academy and the appropriate probationary period as dictated by Civil Service Law, a Firefighter candidate is officially certified as a St. George Firefighter.

What do I do if I have firefighter experience and certifications?

If you have prior firefighting experience, you may be eligible to be hired as a lateral transfer.

Certifications required for this include:

  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Engine/Pump Operator
If you think you might qualify for this, please email

Hybrid Academy:

A Hybrid Academy is also offered regularly through our partnership with the Louisiana Firefighters Foundation.  For more information on this, please visit their website.

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