Fire & Police Careers


Public Safety Positions have special requirements and procedures. Firefighter applicants must pass a written test, a physical abilities test, and a medical exam. In addition, applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or a GED, a valid driver’s license, and have a good driving record. Applicants must also have 20-20 vision or eyesight corrected to 20-25, be in good general health, be of good character and reputation, and be free of felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list and positions may be offered as vacancies arise. More information at Fire & Rescue.


The selection process for Police Officers is an intricate process, the length of which is dependent on the number of applicants involved. The average duration of the process is approximately six months from the date of the physical agility/ability test. The selection process consists of an entrance exam, physical agility/physical abilities test, background investigation, interview board, polygraph examination, psychological examination, medical examination, and drug screening. More information at Huntsville Police.

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