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 for employment as a Fire Recruit:

  • 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
If these requirements are met, the following qualifications will be used to for employment selection:
  • Application Packet Reviewed
  • Background Investigation through Louisiana State Police
  • Review of Certifications and Transcripts
  • Applicant Interview
  • Psychological Exam
  • Medical Exam and Drug Screen
  • Wonderlic Exam
If these are all successfully completed, a conditional offer of employment may be made in order to complete the Recruit Academy.

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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