Message from our Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby

Fire Chief Daryl OsbyThank you for your interest in joining this noble and rewarding profession as a member of our firefighting ranks. Los Angeles County firefighters enjoy an internationally renowned reputation for being the best. Each day in communities across Los Angeles County, they provide a lifesaving service. When not responding to emergencies, our firefighters serve and support their communities in other helpful ways. I have served as a member of our Department for over 30 years.  Now as Fire Chief, I am proud to lead such a dedicated team of emergency responders and business professionals. Join our team!


Get the edge you need by taking the CPAT first.

In order to submit your application to the County of Los Angeles, you will need to have a current and valid Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT. CPAT certification is valid for 12 months from the effective date. We do not accept the Biddle Ability Test in place of the CPAT. We will accept a CPAT certificate from out of state as long as it was obtained from a facility or organization that is licensed by the International Association of Fire Fighters.

Recruitment Information Seminars

Learn what it takes to become a part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. This is a free seminar open to those interested in becoming a firefighter (age 17 and up).

  • Learn how to start preparing now.
  • Learn about the duties and detailed responsibilities for the firefighter position.
  • Network with other candidates.
  • Learn what to expect in the Fire Academy.

REGISTER FOR JUNE 28, 2018 (Worksource El Proyecto)
REGISTER FOR JULY 10, 2018 (Rowland Heights)

Contact the Recruitment Unit

(310) 419-2115 /


The Los Angeles County Public Safety Career Program