Employment FAQ

Where do I go to fill out an application?

Where do I go for the Firefighter / Medial Skills Agility Test?

When can I turn in my application?

When will someone contact me for the position?

How do I obtain State of Florida Fire Certification?

How do I become a volunteer for St. Johns County Fire Rescue?

If I am certified in another state, what must I do to become Florida Certified Firefighter?


Where do I go to fill out an application?
St. Johns County Fire Rescue Administration Office no longer accepts paper applications. Please submit your application and supporting documents using our Fire Rescue Online Application Service (FROAS). There are computer kiosks located in the Personnel Services Office, 500 San Sebastian View, and at all St. Johns County Libraries for those that do not have access to a computer.

Where do I go for the Firefighter / Medial Skills Agility Test?
Contact the First Coast Technical Institute to register for the next Firefighter / Medial Skills Agility Test. You can call or write the Academy at:

First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 547-3542
(904) 679-3551

When can I turn in my application?
Applications for Fire Services are only accepted Online. The application must be complete with all required documentation before it will be considered for review. Please call (904) 209-1700, Option 7 if you have additional questions.

When will someone contact me for the position?
If you’re chosen for an interview, you will be contacted by mail to set an appointment. Please do not call our office unless your application needs to have information updated.

How do I obtain State of Florida Fire Certification?

  • In order to be considered certified in the State of Florida, you must have attended a Fire Training Academy and passed the State exam. You may contact First Coast Technical College at (904) 547-3542 or see their website www.fctc.edu for more information.
  • Information about becoming a Florida certified firefighter may be obtained through the Florida State Fire College Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, FL at (352) 369-2800 or www.myfloridacfo.com/division/sfm/bfst/
  • Information for becoming a Florida certified EMT or Paramedic may be obtained through the Florida Department of Health / Bureau of EMS in Tallahassee, FL at (850) 245-4440 or www.doh.state.fl.us.

How do I become an auxiliary for St. Johns County Fire Rescue?
St. Johns County Fire Rescue is not currently accepting auxiliary applications.

If I am certified in another state, what must I do to become Florida Certified Firefighter?
You must contact State Fire College Bureau of Fire Standards at (352) 369-2800, Option 3 to have your current training and certification assessed.