CFPC: Recruit Application Package
Recruit


Connecticut Fire Academy

Recruit Firefighter Program


Class 60

August 28, 2017 to December 8, 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, DESPP Policies 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 60 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, August 21, 2017 (7 days prior to the start of class).


Section 2 – Recruit Applicant Packet                                                                    

DO NOT Fax or Mail the completed Section 2 packet, the required copies of documents and completed Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test.


This section will be completed and brought in by the Recruit on the first day of the program;

Monday, August 28, 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; Monday, August 28, 2017. 


Class 60 requires a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued no earlier than August 28, 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 - Fire Department Registration & Required Items  


   LINK to: Chief/Training Officer SECTION 1 Checklist


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

         Monday August 21st, 2017.


STEP 3: Ensure that each recruit from your department reads and understands the Recruit Firefighter

               Program Rules and Regulations and DESPP Policies 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                                                                             

DO NOT Fax or Mail the completed Section 2 packet, the required copies of documents and completed Self-Administered Physical Fitness Test.


STEP 5: Print Section 2 CHECKLIST – Recruit Applicant Information & Required Items


   LINK to: Recruit Applicant SECTION 2 Checklist


STEP 6: Print Section 2, RECRUIT APPLICANT PACKET 


   LINK to: SECTION 2: Recruit Applicant Packet


   Section 2 will be collected on the First Day of Class


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

 

Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations and DESPP Policies

Attached are the 2017 Recruit Firefighter Program Rules and Regulations and DESPP Policies 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

 

LINK to: DESPP Policies (Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection)

 

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 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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