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2021 examination information

*** Frequently Asked Questions Firefighter Trainee (PDF) *** 

  • Examination will be given at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 14, 2021.

  • Applications will only be accepted beginning at - Midnight on Monday, March 01, 2021 through 11:59 PM Sunday, March 21, 2021.

    Note: Applications can ONLY BE ACCESSED during this application period.
  • Click HERE to access the online application for the Firefighter Trainee examination.

  • Only online applications will be accepted.

These 2021 Examination information bullets are only a Summary. You MUST read and follow the instructions & information on the Trainee Examination announcement - 2021 Firefighter Trainee Written Examination Announcement (PDF). Information on this attached announcement will supersede all other information on the recruitment website.


SAFD Entrance Exam Test Prep Classes

Virtual classes will be held via zoom, link provided via email. Classes are limited to 10 individuals.

In person classes will be held at Restore Education 4205 San Pedro Ave. Classroom # 2 A wellness check in is required before you can enter the building and masks are required to attend classes and must be worn at all times.



2020 exam score

2020 Draft Eligibility List - San Antonio Fire Department Firefighter Trainee Exam Date March 05, 2020 (PDF)






Optional Conditioning & Preparation Program Overview



CPAT/conditioning FAQ's (PDF)


Attention Candidates:

Candidates must always monitor this site regularly for instructions on the next steps of the hiring process. Failure to comply or complete a step or requirement in the hiring process shall result in disqualification and removal of the candidate from any additional processing for the duration of the eligibility list. Do not expect a phone call or email to direct you on your next steps. It is the entirely the candidates responsibility to observe and fulfill all the steps of the hiring process.
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