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.   



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.

Recruit Class Application Package (2 Sections)

Recruit Class #54 is will be conducted from Monday August 25, to Friday December 5, 2014, and the two-section application, application links, and steps for application completion are listed below. 



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(DUE 7 days prior to the class start)



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 (brought by the Recruit on the 1st 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 below.

Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations

Attached are the 2014 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

Tentative Dates for future recruit classes

Recruit Class 55

Spring 2015: February 10th May 21st 2015

Recruit Class 56

Fall 2015: August 31st December 11th 2015 





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