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SDFD Careers Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum requirements to be a firefighter?

Where can I obtain an application?

How often are applications accepted?

How can I find out when applications are being accepted?

Can applicants get the status of their application?

What types of questions are in the written entry exam?

Will a four year degree give me an advantage?

How long is the San Diego Fire-Rescue Academy?

Are there any height or weight requirements?

How physically demanding is the San Diego Fire-Rescue Academy?

What happens when I graduate from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Academy?

What is the salary range for Firefighters?

Will I be paid while attending the San Diego Fire-Rescue Academy?

How are Miramar College students selected to participate in a San Diego Fire-Rescue Academy?

I've passed the EMT exam given by the State of California or the National Registry. Now what do I do?

I'm certified as an EMT in another California county or another state. Will my EMT Certificate transfer to the City of San Diego?

I'm certified as a Paramedic in another California county or another state. Will my Paramedic License transfer to the City of San Diego?

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