CFPC: Recruit Application Package

Connecticut Fire Academy - Recruit Firefighter Program

The Recruit Firefighter program is a 14 week resident course that focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the newly hired career 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 in-depth description of the Recruit Program.


Recruit Class Application Package

Recruit application packages are generally posted 30 days before the beginning of a recruit class so the student completes the most current paperwork. 

Recruit Class #54 is scheduled from  Monday August 25, to Friday December 5, 2014



Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations

Attached are the 2013 Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations as approved by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control at their January 29, 2013 meeting. This document was adopted and approved by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner, Reuben F. Bradford, in a letter dated February 13, 2013.

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

Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations


Attached are checklists to assist the Fire Department and applicant with completion of documentation and equipment requirements.

Chief and/or Training Officer Checklist of Required Items

Recruit Applicant Checklist of Required Items


Guidance for Medical Examinations

Guidance for Medical Examination

Guidance for Medical Examination OSHA Questionnaire

Tentative Dates for future recruit classes:

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