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  • When do I need by HS Diploma or GED?
    As long as you have a HS Diploma or GED by June 2, 2023 you may apply. If you don't have your HS Diploma or GED by March 31, 2023 go ahead and mark no on the application but you may still apply. Later on Los Alamos County Human Resources will be reaching out to you to verify that you have a HS Diploma by June 2nd, 2023.
  • Can you tell me more about In-Person and At Home Online (written) Test Process?
    At home Online testing is offered April 10-14. Details provided by Los Alamos County HR 505-662-8040. Applicants can take the test at a time that works for their schedule. In Person Online testing is offered on April 15. This date is for people that want to use a traditional scratch paper. In-person testing process is still the same online test but allows use of scratch paper. Computers and location will be provided by Los Alamos County HR. Call 505-662-8040 for more details.
  • Is there a fee for the test?
    No, currently there is not a fee for testing.
  • Is there a study guide for the online/written test?
    General knowledge math, reading comprehension much like a military Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. Example or sample questions may be found on line.
  • Do I have to be an EMT to apply?
    No - you do not have be an EMT, no experience is necessary. We train and certify you in the Academy to become an EMT.
  • What are the minimum qualifications necessary to participate in the firefighter exam process?
    1) At least 18 years of age at the time of application, and 2) High school Diploma or a GED 3) Fill out application completely with no missing information 4) Achievement of a passing score on the written (online) test to move onto physical testing, background etc.
  • 18 year-old cut off date?
    If you turn 18 on or before April 21, 2023 you may apply. On your application please mark no for 18 years old, but then during the application process HR will be reaching out to contact you to verify when you turn 18 as long as it is before the deadline of April 21, 2023.
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