The Black Canyon Fire Department is a combination department comprised of six full-time and fifteen part-time and fifteen volunteer reserve firefighters.
It is our philosophy that whether you are a full-time, part-time, or volunteer reserve firefighter the tasks to be completed are the same. The Black Canyon Fire Department takes its responsibility toward public safety and providing professional services very seriously.
The department accepts applications year-round. Since most of our applicants live in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, we believe it is important for all applicants to fully understand the travel distance it will take them to get to Black Canyon City. Therefore, completed applications must be hand delivered to the department by the applicant. Applications submitted by any other means will not be accepted.
18 years of age or older
Valid Arizona Drivers License
IFSAC Firefighter I & II certification, or ability to obtain within 18-months of hire
Arizona Emergency Medical Technician certification
24 or 40 hour Hazardous Materials certification, or ability to obtain within 18-months of hire
Basic Wildland Firefighting certification, or ability to obtain within 18-months of hire
CPR Professional or Equivalent
Applicant Testing Process
100 question written general knowledge test. Applicants have one hour to complete with a score of 75% or better.
Applicants successfully completing the written test may proceed to the physical agility test.
Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of three to five department members
Applicants recommended for further consideration by the Oral Board will be scheduled for a final interview with the Fire Chief
Applicants selected for a probationary position with the department will be required to attend an Orientation program which is held five (5) consecutive weekends.Probationary firefighters must attend all of the orientation classes. If you are unable to meet this requirement, please do not apply until you are able to do so.