Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Age: Effective July 1, 2019, the hiring age changed from 21-45 to 18-45 years of age at the time of hire date. Applicants must be at least 17-½ years of age and within six months of graduating from high school or receiving their GED to take the firefighter written exam. Applicants must be 18 years old to participate in the PAT. Be sure to schedule your test during a quarter in which you will be at least 18 on the scheduled PAT date. This will permit applicants to complete all phases of the process during the same quarter.
Education: Must possess either a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Licenses: National and State of Oklahoma Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is mandatory for employment. Applicants may participate in the initial phases (written exam, PAT & SOA) of the testing process without these licenses. However, applicants are required to provide copies of their most current active certification cards and have them on file.
Character: No one may apply who has been convicted of a felony, a crime of moral turpitude, or has been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Any applicant who falsifies an application shall be rejected from further consideration.
Residency: There are no residency requirements to take the test, but applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Medical Requirements: Final determination of an applicant's medical acceptance shall be made by the City of Tulsa Physician and the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System.
All questions related to medical (including vision) conditions should be directed to the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System. The System offices can be contacted at 1-800-525-7461. The web site for the Pension System can found by going to: http://www.okfirepen.state.ok.us/contact.php
Contact the City Job-Line - (918) 596-7444 - for more information.