Yes. We will open the application period when we have a need to establish an eligible list. The eligible list may last up to 24 months and we will fill any current and future vacancies within this time period from the eligible list.
When the application period is open:
You can take the FireTEAM test at any time. However, you will only be able to submit your score to BF&R when the application period is open. You are responsible for knowing when your FireTEAM score expires.
Yes. NTN charges a base fee for the FireTEAM test and an additional fee for each department you indicate to send your scores. Please check the NTN website for the fee amounts.
Testing date availability is different for each testing center location. Check at the bottom of the NTN homepage under Need Help, select View Exam Dates. In that section you will be able to view upcoming examinations by date, state, profession and testing location.
Yes. You can test at any NTN testing facility to complete the FireTEAM test.
Yes, complete an interest card (quick link) and we will be able to notify you when we are testing.
Yes, three months or more after your previous test.
Data from National Testing Network suggests those repeating the test typically do NOT improve their scores, but rather decrease their scores.
No, your most recent test scores will be your score.
To learn more about the FireTEAM test components, please visit the national testing network website.
There are no study guides or other test preparation materials relevant to the tests that will be administered, but for more detailed information and 30+ practice items, visit the FireTEAM Practice Test website.
CPAT stands for Candidate Physical Ability Test.
Candidates need to have completed the CPAT no more than six (6) months from the close date of the posted recruitment.
You can complete the test with any licensed provider of the official IAFF/IAFC CPAT. National Testing Network (NTN) http:/nationaltestingnetwork.com offers this test at testing facilities in several states. Click on “CPAT Testing” from the NTN home page for testing locations and to schedule your test. At the bottom of the NTN homepage under Need Help, select View Exam Dates. You will be able to view upcoming examinations by date, state, profession and testing location.
It depends when you completed the CPAT. The date accepted for your CPAT will be listed in the posting, which is typically six (6) months from the close of the posting
An eligible list is used to fill vacancies for position vacancies. Typically, entry eligible lists expire after 24 months from the date it was established. However, the list may be cancelled sooner if there are not enough candidates to consider based on the number of vacancies to fill.
FireTEAM test score – weight 50% and the Video Interview – weight 50%
First, you must pass all test components. Your FireTEAM test score is calculated based on Human Relations score. Veterans’ preference points are then added to the FireTEAM score and the video interview score, for an overall civil service score. It is this civil service score that is used in determining your rank.
Candidates who rank high enough to be invited into BF&R selection process will be notified. The current selection process includes: 1) interview and EMS skills test 3) reference and background check, 5) a post-offer physical examination and, 6) a psychological evaluation.
You will be notified by email.
Candidates will perform an EMS scenario to demonstrate their technical paramedic knowledge.
The physical exam is conducted after a candidate accepts a conditional offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of this physical exam. The physical exam is conducted by a designated physicians who has an understanding of BF&R standards in relation to physical/medical conditions that may disqualify individuals from employment as firefighters. These standards generally follow those set forth in National Fire Protection Association publication 1582.
NFPA 1582 describes many “category A” medical conditions which would likely disqualify you from a career at BF&R as a firefighter. The physician’s examination is designed to carefully evaluate each individual’s condition and determine fitness for duty. As each person’s circumstances are different, determining whether a medical condition or previous injury will categorically disqualify someone is determined through the post-offer physical examination.
The psychological evaluation is conducted after a candidate accepts a conditional offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of this psychological evaluation. The psychological evaluation is conducted by a designated psychologist who understands BF&R standards in relation to the psychological and behavioral health conditions.
Yes. You will be required to establish reciprocity prior to employment. If your license is from another state, as soon as you are invited to participate in the selection process, you should contact the Oregon Health Authority for paperwork to establish reciprocity.
No, you must possess an Oregon EMS license. National Registry may be part of the Oregon requirements, but is not sufficient by itself. You should contact the Oregon Health Authority for additional information. Again, as soon as you are invited to participate in the selection process, you should contact the Oregon Health Authority for paperwork to establish reciprocity.
Contact the Oregon Health Authority at (971) 673-0520 or on their website.
Yes, everyone who meets minimum qualifications can take the test and if successful, be placed on the eligible list. However, you must have your EMS license on the first day of employment.
No, we don’t require an Oregon driver’s license; we require a license that is valid in the state of Oregon. For example, if you live in Washington and have a valid Washington driver’s license, then your Washington license is valid in Oregon. However, if you now live in Oregon but still have a Washington driver’s license because you did not get an Oregon license after moving here, then your license is not valid in Oregon. Refer to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles website for further information.
BF&R does not apply any blanket policy in consideration of candidate conviction histories and driving records, but we review circumstances on a case-by-case basis. We take into consideration the obligation to our citizens to protect them as well as what a conviction history and/or driving record indicates about a candidate’s judgment, respect for the law, maturity and general character. Crimes against persons as well as property crimes are taken very seriously due to the access our Firefighters have to persons and homes when called to a scene.
BF&R does not consider expunged convictions.
Yes, please call our administration office at 541-322-6300.