CFPC: Recruit Application Package
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Connecticut Fire Academy

Recruit Firefighter Program - Class 59

February 14, 2017 to May 24, 2017


Application Information


In order to thoroughly complete the application the Fire Department should have available the copies of the Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations and the Connecticut Firefighters Physical Fitness Assessment and Preparation Guide for the Recruit to read and understand prior to attending the program.


The Application to the Recruit Firefighter Program – Class 59 is a Two-Section application.


Section 1 – Fire Department Registration

This section will register the applicant with the CFA and provide the program with important FD information prior to the start of program.  


Section 2 – Recruit Applicant Information

This section will provide the program with information about the applicant and authorizations at the start of program.


Checklists are provided for each section to ensure Fire Departments have completed the necessary documentation, providing the applicant with the required equipment and inform the recruit of personal items required for the program.


Follow the steps lists below to complete the documents and meet the deadlines.

 

All documents are formatted to be printed on both sides of the paper. 


Section 1 – Fire Department Registration Packet

Complete Section 1 and Faxed or Mail to the Connecticut Fire Academy no later than Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (7 days prior to the start of class).


Section 2 – Recruit Applicant Packet

DO NOT Fax or Mail Section 2, will be completed and brought in by the Recruit on the first day of the program, Tuesday, February 14, 2017.


Copies of FD SCBA Fit test results, CPAT, EMR, EMT, EMT/P and CPR cards should be brought in by the Recruit on the first day of the program, Tuesday, February 14, 2017.


Class 59 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than February 14, 2015. Contact the Program Manager or Coordinators with any Questions.


Completed Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test document.


**IMPORTANT**


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 PDF forms and documents. 


Recruit Firefighter Program Application Packets



SECTION 1, FIRE DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION                                                                                        

STEP 1: Print Section 1 CHECKLIST

LINK to: Chief/Training Officer Checklist of Required Items


STEP 2: Print 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 Tuesday February 7th, 2017.


STEP 3: Ensure that each recruit from your department reads and understands the Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations described and available below.


STEP 4: Ensure that each recruit from your department reads and understands the Connecticut Firefighters Physical Fitness Assessment and Preparation guide described and available below.


SECTION 2, RECRUIT APPLICANT PACKET                                                                                                      


STEP 5: Print Section 2 CHECKLIST

LINK to: Recruit Applicant Checklist of Required Items


STEP 6: Print Section 2, RECRUIT APPLICANT PACKET

LINK to: SECTION 2: Recruit Applicant Packet


The Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test is contained as part of Section 2 -Recruit Applicant Packet and will be collected on the First Day of Class


Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test will be collected on the First Day of Class


DO NOT submit Section 2: Recruit Application Packet with Section 1: FD Registration Packet


Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations


Attached are the 2017 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.


The Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations are to be read and understood by the Recruit prior to the start and retained by the department throughout the program.


LINK to: Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations


 Physical Fitness Preparedness


As a way to better serve the state fire service, the Connecticut Firefighters Health and Safety Consortium has formalized our recommendations for preparation for the Recruit Firefighter Program. Historically over the past 5 years, using field-level fitness testing, greater than 40% of incoming recruits have been determined to be obese and otherwise deconditioned for their start as Recruits.


All future recruit classes will require this greater preparation for the rigors of training in order to address the obvious inherent physical risks of not being adequately prepared for both training and the beginning of a tremendously demanding profession. 


These current modest but bold steps will address the obvious physical risks of poor conditioning, and ensure that each sponsoring fire department gets the most benefit from their respective investment in our Recruit Firefighter Program.


 LINK to: Connecticut Firefighters Physical Fitness Assessment and Preparation Guide


Medical Examination Requirements


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


For those in need of a Pre-Recruit Medical Examination, the NFPA 1582 Medical Examination Guidance will assist a Physician in complying with the National Fire Protection Association’s 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments medical evaluation.


An OSHA 1910.134, Respiratory Protection Program Guidelines Medical Evaluation Questionnaire is also available for the Physician in the medical evaluation process.


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


LINK to: NFPA 1582 Medical Examination Guidance for Physician


LINK to: OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire


 

Tentative Dates for Future Recruit Classes


Recruit Class 60

Fall 2017: August 28th – December 8th 2017 

Applicant for Class 60 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than August 28, 2015.


Recruit Class 61

Spring 2018: February 13th – May 23rd 2018 

Applicant for Class 61 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than February 13, 2016.


Recruit Class 62

Fall 2018: August 27th – December 7th 2018 

Applicant for Class 62 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than August 27, 2016.


Application documents to the Recruit Firefighter Program will be available on this web-page 30 days prior to the start of the program.


Class sizes are limited and preference given to applicants that have been hired or is employed by the sponsoring Fire Department.




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