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Evansville, IN 47713
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Our 2021 Application Process is CLOSED.

The next application opportunity will be March of 2023.

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THE 2021 TEST PROCESS IS COMPLETE: Final results have been emailed to all who completed this year's process. 12/10/2021

Evansville Fire Department Applicant Requirements

Applications to test for our eligibility list are accepted every two years on the odd year (i.e. 2021, 2023). At the completion of the testing process, applicants are ranked from highest to lowest and this list is in effect for two years. (2022 - 2023) As vacancies occur we offer jobs from the list.

NOTE: Recent changes to Indiana Code (IC 36-8-4-2 Residence requirements (06-2021) now allows employed firefighters to live outside of the state.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 21 to 36 years of age (Must be 21 when the eligibility goes into effect on January 1 or employed by EFD before 36th birthday)
  • Valid driver license
  • Have never been convicted of a felony
  • Good moral character
  • No visible tattoos while in uniform during public activities.
  • Discharge from military not categorized as “Other Than Honorable”, “Bad Conduct” or “Dishonorable”. (if applicable)
  • Comply with all statutory requirements
  • Meet any requirements established by the Merit Commission for appointment to the Department

The examination process shall consist of the following components:

  1. A written test or tests.
  2. CPAT - Candidate Physical Ability Test
  3. Oral interview
  4.  75' Ladder Climb after eligibility list is certified and after an offer for employment is accepted by the applicant. (Testing for the fear of heights - acrophobia) 

Such relevant assessment methods as may be adopted by the Fire Merit Commission that are consistent with professional standards and legal guidelines.

Salary & Benefits (2022)

  • 1st Year Probationary Salary, $55,767
  • Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance
  • State Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Retirement Plans
  • Advancement opportunities

Candidate Physical Ability Test Videos

CPAT Prep Guide

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Thank you for your interest in the Evansville Fire Department


Mike Larson 

Division Chief / Merit Commission Liaison Officer