Bend Fire & Rescue lives by its mission, vision and values statements. These core statements were developed by every person in our department and drives the direction of our organization. We take great pride in the excellent service we provide our community and strive to be innovative in every aspect of our operations. Bend Fire & Rescue culture is unique and fosters hard work, innovation, professionalism, customer service and inclusiveness. 

Requirements to be a Firefighter/Paramedic:  

  • High School diploma or General Educational Development equivalency (GED)
  • Age 18 years or older 
  • Completion of NTN FireTEAM Test 
  • Current and valid CPAT results
  • Valid class C driver's license
  • Paramedic license from Oregon State Health Authority

Successful Firefighter/paramedics have: 

  • Strong customer service skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Deep sense of compassion 
  • Excellent physical conditioning 
  • Sound judgement and decision making 

Components of the Testing Process: 

  • NEOGOV application
  • Resume 
  • CPAT physical
  • FireTEAM written
  • Oral interview
  • Paramedic practical
  • Background investigation
  • Medical exam
  • Psychological exam 

Firefighter/paramedic job description

CPAT physical test

Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) will need to successfully passed to apply to our firefighter/paramedic position. To learn more about CPAT and testing locations and times click here. CPAT will be completed within 6 months from the close date of the firefighter/paramedic position.  

Links to help you physically prepare: 

FireTEAM test

When we are recruiting for firefighter/paramedic positions, candidates will need to fill out an application with NEOGOV and complete a FireTEAM test administered by the National Testing Network (NTN). To help you prepare and become more familiar with the NTN format try the online practice test.

Interested in testing to be a firefighter/paramedic?

First, complete our interest card. The interest card allows us to notify you when we are testing for a position within our department. 

For Oregon reciprocity information visit Out of state candidates are strongly encouraged to immediately begin Oregon reciprocity process.