How do I become Los Angeles County Firefighter?

Have minimum of High School diploma / Be a US citizen or permanent alien resident / Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment / Maintain a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) / Be free of felony convictions / Be a good moral character as determined by a through background investigation. See our Recruitment Page for more info

Where may I obtain a copy of the LA County Fire Codes?

Copies may be obtained by writing to: International Conference of Building Officials 5360 S. Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601 For more info call 562-699-0541 or you can view most of the documents here

I was transported to the hospital, where’s my bill?”

LA County Fire Dept does not bill directly for services. If you were transported to the hospital (by ground or air) you may receive a bill from the ambulance provider. If you are unsure of which ambulance company transported you, call (323)881-2411.

Where can I get a Copy of a report?

For Copies of Fire or Emergency Medical Service Reports call this number 323-890-4194

Where can I get a burn permit, is it a burn day?

Go to your nearest Fire Station. If you want to find out if TOMORROW is a burn day you can visit the AQMD link HERE.  ***REMEMBER YOU MUST NOTIFY THE FIRE DEPT OF YOUR INTENT TO BURN BY 6PM THE DAY BEFORE YOU BURN*** CALL THE PHONE NUMBER LISTED ON YOUR BURN PERMIT.

What is the phone number to…

For emergencies, call 911, be prepared to give the operator your exact location, address or cross streets. For non-emergency fire department business call (323)881-2411 and select an option below

  1. Press 1 for Payroll
  2. Press 2 for Recruitment and Hiring
  3. Press 3 for Personnel or Employment Verification
  4. Press 4 for FirePrevention/Plans/Building Permits
  5. Press 5 for a copy of an EMS or Fire report for yourself
  6. Press 6 for Subpoenas/Risk Management/Attorney Requests
  7. Press 7 for All other questions, media or public relations.

Firefighter Trainee Application Process

  • Ensure you meet the minimum requirements:
    • High School Graduate
    • 18 years of age or older
    • CPAT Certified
    • Free of felony convictions
    • Be of good moral character
    • Regularly check our Recruitment Page for open examination dates.
    • If examination is open, submit application.

Want an edge over the competition?

  • Obtain an Emergency Medical Technician certification. (Our Department responds tomore EMS than fire-related incidents.)
  • Enroll in Fire Technology courses at your local community college.

Have Candidate’s Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card.

Prepare and participate in written examination. You can prepare and find out more info of the examination here.