Application - Firefighter/Medic Recruit

NNFD-Hampton Helmets

Selection Process Steps

Make sure to follow these important steps required to complete your application.

  1. Complete the joint job application and indicate interest with Hampton, Newport News, or both.
  2. Complete the Self Identification Section.
  3. Register for the written exam after you finish the self identification section.
  4. Print off the Candidate Background Information Packet and complete prior to your written exam date.
  5. Turn in the completed Candidate Background Information Packet on the day of your scheduled written exam date.
  6. On the day of the written exam, you will receive the day/time of the Physical Abilities Test (PAT).
  7. Upon successful completion of the PAT, you will be notified of the SOP/CPS date and time.
  8. If applicable, candidate may be scheduled for panel interviews.

Applicants & Eligibility

It is clear that the Firefighter/Medic Recruit selection process is very structured and requires the applicant to cooperate in meeting scheduled appointments. Upon completion of this multi-phased process, applicants may be placed in a pool of eligible applicants from which conditional job offers may be made.

It is likely that not all of the candidates in the eligibility pool will be offered a position with NNFD. The number of positions offered depends upon each jurisdiction’s needs and the number of openings available.

The eligibility pool will remain active for one year from the date of establishment. Candidates must reapply for each new process if they wish to continue seeking a Firefighter/Medic Recruit position.

Don't Forget…

Candidates will need to provide the following items along with their background packet:

  • Current certified DMV record
  • Copies of high school diploma or GED (or college diploma / transcripts)
  • If applicable, a copy of your military service DD-214
  • If applicable, a copy of any current Fire or EMS certifications


  • You must complete each step of the hiring process.
  • You are subject to a comprehensive background check.
  • You must complete a medical evaluation and pre-employment substance abuse test.
  • You must have the following vaccinations prior to hire: Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR), Varicella, the current season's flu shot and Tdap.

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