The Cape Coral Fire Department is not currently accepting applications for firefighters.

If you have questions or need more information, please call

(239) 242-3625 or email thart@capecoral.net.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Valid driver's license (must obtain a valid Florida driver's license within 30-days of hire)

  • State of Florida Firefighter II certification

  • State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification

  • A passing score on an International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) endorsed Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). The CCFD is not offering the CPAT at this time.

    • Proof of passing score must be attached electronically within the application at the time of submission.

    • A letter or certificate is acceptable.

    • The CPAT must have been completed within one (1) year of the job posting date.

Out-of-State Firefighters. Please click HERE for an important message on Florida Firefighter Equivalency Requirements.

Testing Process

  • Written test

  • Oral interviews

A calculation of these assessments will determine eligibility list for hire.

Hiring Process

Selected candidates will receive a conditional offer of employment, contingent upon the following:

  • Background check (includes fingerprinting)

  • Psychological assessment

  • Polygraph testing

  • Medical physical exam (includes drug screening)

  • Swim test

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