Note: We will not be testing for Cadets until Spring 2013, but we are always accepting applications. Lateral testing will occur in the Fall 2012 or Winter 2012-2013.
To apply for the position as a Firefighter for the City of Rio Rancho, you must possess a current Emergency Medical Technician license (Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic).
You must be 21 years of age to become a Rio Rancho Fire Fighter.
If you are applying for a position as a "Lateral Firefighter", you must be certified as an IFSAC Firefighter II or New Mexico Firefighter II.
All candidates will be given two written tests:
1. Candidate must pass the Firefighter Selection Test Emergency Medical
Services with at least 80% in all testing categories (Listening compre-
hension, Reading comprehension, and Mathematics).
2. Candidate must pass an Emergency Medical Technician Basic exam with
a minimum of 70%.
Note: If candidate is a "Lateral" applicant, they are required to take and
pass a Firefighter II exam with a minimum of 70%.
Physical Agility Test
- Work Capacity Test (WCT)
- 3-mile hike with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes.
A three person oral review consisting of applicant’s personal history, career preparation, and situational questions.
An extensive background check will be conducted. Investigators will review: applicants job history, criminal background, credit check, driving history, and personal history evaluation.
All candidates must pass an extensive medical physical before attending fire academy.