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Evansville, IN 47713
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Our 2024-2025 hiring list is complete and has been certified.

For the applicants who were notified and attended the CPAT Orientation on Sept 9 or 10, below is the schedule for the upcoming CPAT practice. Best of luck to all applicants!

Click HERE to download the CPAT Practice Schedule for October 7th.

As it was clearly stated in the downloadable information packet you should have reviewed: a confirmation number appeared when you submitted your application successfully. It is your responsibility to save this number. That number will be needed to gain access to all segments of the testing process. The Evansville Fire Department will not have this number. DO NOT CONTACT US TO ASK FOR YOUR NUMBER.

Evansville Fire Department Applicant Requirements

Applications to test for our eligibility list are accepted every two years on the odd year (i.e., 2023, 2025). At the completion of the testing process, applicants are ranked from highest to lowest and this applicant list would be in effect for two years. (2024 - 2025) As vacancies occur, we offer jobs from the list.

NOTE: (IC 36-8-4-2 Residence requirements (06-2021) Allows employed firefighters to live outside of the state.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 21 to 40 years of age (Must be 21 when the eligibility goes into effect on January 1 or employed by EFD before 40th* birthday) *recently changed July 2023
  • 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

Downloadable Information Packet 2023 - Click Here

The examination process shall consist of the following components:

  1. A written test or tests.
  2. Oral interview
  3. CPAT - Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT Cards are not accepted)
  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 (2023)

  • 1st Year Probationary Salary, $56,883
  • Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance
  • State Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Retirement Plans
  • Advancement opportunities

Candidate Physical Ability Test Videos (click on link for video)

CPAT Prep Guide downloadable PDF - click here

email questions to:

Thank you for your interest in the Evansville Fire Department


Mike Larson 

Division Chief / Merit Commission Liaison Officer