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Evansville, IN 47713
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The 2019 Application Period is Closed and Complete. Results will be emailed sometime in December after the list has been scored & certified.

Next Application Period is January 1 - January 31,  2021

Evansville Fire Department Applicant Requirements

Applications are accepted every two years on the odd year (i.e. 2019, 2021). At the completion of the testing process, the applicants are ranked from highest to lowest and this list is in effect for two years.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 21 to 35 years of age
  • 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

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

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Salary & Benefits (2019)

  • 1st Year Probationary Salary, $50,058
  • Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance

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Thank you for your interest in the Evansville Fire Department


Mike Larson

Division Chief / Merit Commission Liaison Officer