The Cape Coral Fire Department is not currently hiring for firefighters. To view be notified when the position opens, please click HERE and then on the green "Subscribe" button.

If you have questions or need more information, please call

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

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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