The Missoula Fire Department is a member of the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium; along with the municipal departments of Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Miles City, Lockwood Fire District, and the Missoula Rural Fire District. The Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium regularly conducts written and physical ability tests to interested applicants. At the conclusion of each year's testing, applicants who successfully complete the testing may submit applications with any of the participating departments they are interested in working with.
Entry Level Test
The purpose of the consortium's testing is to create a pool of qualified candidates for the position of entry-level firefighter. In order to test, all candidates are required to have a valid driver's license, a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certification, and be at least 18 years-of-age. Each participating department conducts additional selection processes after the consortium's testing.
Our department also requires that applicants be certified as an EMT-Basic with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians in order to be eligible for an interview during our hiring process.
The consortium’s 2017 testing was completed in June, 2017.