Fire Department Recruiting

Become a City of Groton Firefighter

Occasionally, the City of Groton Fire Department seeks candidates for the position of Firefighter/EMT who has successfully completed the Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Program or other comparable/equivalent recruit firefighter-training program, which meets or exceeds the requirements of Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System or the Fire Service Accreditation Congress. We strive to employ candidates that exemplify the standards and values of the City of Groton Fire Department in serving our community. A goal of our department is employ candidates whom model our community in culture, values, and diversity.

Please Note: All requirements listed are subject to change with each recruitment process.

Minimum Required Documentation List

  • City of Groton Application for Employment
  • Signed City of Groton Authorization and Release
  • One (1) copy of resume only (no covers, binders or folders)
  • Copy of High School diploma or GED Certificate

Written Exam
Captain’s Oral Board Panel
Chief’s Oral Board Panel

  • At time of job offer shall have:
  • Photo copy of Candidate Physical Abilities Test Card (CPAT) earned no earlier than July 1, 2022
  • Photo copy of Current EMT Certification (Connecticut or National Registry)
  • Photo copy of Firefighter I Certificate

Within ninety (90) days after date of hire:

  • Photo copy of front and back of Valid CT Driver’s License with “Q” endorsement or CDL Class B

Firefighter I certificate shall be from the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control or accredited by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System or the Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

All firefighting and rescue related certifications shall be from the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control or accredited by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System or the Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

This is a union position. All wages and benefits will follow the guidelines set forth in the LOCAL 1964 IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For more information on how to become a firefighter in the state of Connecticut please visit the CT State Commission on Fire Prevention and Control - How to Become a Career Firefighter.