CFPC: Recruit Application Package

Connecticut Fire Academy - Recruit Firefighter Program

The Recruit Firefighter program is a 70 day, 14 week, resident course that focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the newly hired career firefighter or for the volunteer firefighter to perform entry-level tasks under direct supervision. The training consists of theory and practical skills development delivered on an incremental basis that will develop the maximum retention of job knowledge, skill competency, and safe practices. The recruit will establish a strong will for teamwork, company morale, self-discipline, and orderliness, precision and conduct to be a firefighter. Participation in daily Physical Fitness Training is required. Recruits will reside at the Connecticut Fire Academy weekdays throughout the course. The recruits are expected to satisfactorily perform both academically and physically to established standards while strictly adhering and maintaining decorum of conduct, discipline and mutual respect.

Please review the more detailed description of the Recruit Firefighter Program THROUGH THE LINK BELOW. This LINK also provides information on how the prospective recruit can BEST PREPARE BEFORE THE START OF THE CLASS.   


Recruit Class #55 will be conducted from Monday February 10, to Friday May 20, 2015

Recruit Class Application Package (2 Sections)
The two-section application, application links, and steps for application completion are listed below.
Follow the steps lists below in complete the documents and meet deadlines.

  • Section 1 - Is to be Completed and Faxed or Mailed to the Connecticut Fire Academy by Tuesday February 3, 2015 (7 days prior to the start of class) for those recruits that have been hired or are employed by the sponsoring Fire Department.
    Applicants who are considered to be a Volunteer or Call Firefighter for their sponsoring Fire Department must submit the Section 1 Application and Payment by January 23, 2015.
  • Section 2 - Is to be Completed, brought in by the Recruit on the first day of the program, Tuesday February 10, 2015.Copies EMR, EMT, EMT/P and CPR cards should be brought in at this time.


The information below has changed from all prior applications. Your great attention to detail in completing the updated forms and following the new process is critical to the efficient registration of each recruit. Click on each LINK to access all of the forms and documents.



STEP 1: Print Application, Section 1 CHECKLIST

LINK to: Chief/Training Officer Checklist of Required Items

STEP 2: Print Application, Section 1, FIRE DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION

LINK to: SECTION 1: Fire Department Registration Packet

Section 1 –Fire Department Registration Packet should be received by CFA no later than February 3, 2015. Volunteer and/or Call Firefighters must submit Section 1 no later than January 23, 2015.

Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations

Attached are the 2015 Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations as approved by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

These Rules and Regulations are to be read and understood by the Recruit prior to the start of the program.

LINK to: Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations

Medical Examination Requirements

Recruit applicants are required to have a Pre-Employment Fire Department physical or Fire Department Medical Examination in the past 12 months prior to the class start date.

Below is guidance information for those are in need of a Pre-Recruit Medical Examination.

STEP 3: Review the links below to assist with completing the Medical Examination Confirmation, and Medical Certification page of the FIRE DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION.

LINK to: Guidance for Medical Examination

LINK to: Guidance for Medical Examination OSHA Questionnaire



STEP 4: Print Application, Section 2 CHECKLIST

LINK to: Recruit Applicant Checklist of Required Items

STEP 5: Print Application, Section 2, RECRUIT APPLICANT PACKET

LINK to:  SECTION 2: Recruit Applicant Packet

         Section 2 -Recruit Applicant Packet will be collected on the First Day of Class

STEP 6: Ensure that each recruit from your department reads and understands the Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations described and available above.

Click the link below for a orientation video for the Recruit Firefighter Program.

Orientation Video to the Recruit Firefighter Program




Tentative Dates for future Recruit classes

Recruit Class 56

Fall 2015: August 31st – December 11th 2015 

CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than August 31, 2013 is required.

Deadlines for 2015 Connecticut CPAT applications are 2/26/15 for the Spring test cycle and 7/23/15 for the Fall test cycle.

Recruit Class 57

Spring 2016: February 9th – May 19st 2016 




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