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*Updated 1/11/18*

The Las Cruces Fire Department application period is now closed. If you are interested in applying for a future Academy, please submit a job interest card using the link below and refer back to this page for any updates.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. Age 18 by the start of the Fire Academy. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet department standards.

Valid drivers license required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Minimum of New Mexico (NM), National Registry (NR), or other state issued Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic licensure required at the time of application. NREMT and out of state licensees must obtain New Mexico EMT license prior to regular full time employment (academy will include necessary transition course if required). Must maintain a minimum of NM EMT Basic licensure throughout the period of employment.

Prior to the start of the academy and as part of the selection process, candidates MUST Pass: Written exam (has no study guide); Physical Ability Test (PAT); acrophobia test; assessment board; background investigation (to include a polygraph test); medical examination upon offer of position (includes drug screening).

If you meet these qualifications, please fill out an application as instructed below.

By following the apply here link below, you will select Fire & EMS, as the Las Cruces Fire Department provides both of these services in our organization. Verify that your email address is correct before submitting. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is received. Please be sure to check your spam folders and add the City of Las Cruces as an approved sender for all email correspondence.

Job Interest Card

For more information about firefighter recruitment, contact Battalion Chief Adrian Arias at 528-3473. Or via E-mail