MFD Employment

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium

The Missoula Fire Department (MFD) is a member of the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium; along with the municipal departments of Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Miles City, Lockwood Fire District, and the Missoula Rural Fire District. The Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium regularly conducts written and physical ability tests to interested applicants. At the conclusion of each year's testing, applicants who successfully complete the testing may submit applications with any of the participating departments they are interested in working with.

Entry Level Test

The purpose of the consortium's testing is to create a pool of qualified candidates for the position of entry-level firefighter. In order to test, all candidates are required to have a valid driver's license, a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certification, and be at least 18 years-of-age. Each participating department conducts additional selection processes after the consortium's testing.

Be advised that if you are not yet a Montana certified or National Registry EMT, you should work towards achieving your Montana EMT certification or obtaining your National Registry as soon as possible.  MFD applicants will be required to submit either a copy of a current State of Montana or NREMT EMT card, or a letter clearly identifying when they will achieve their Montana EMT certification in order to be considered for an interview during our hiring processes.  An applicant certified as an EMT in a state other than Montana and who is not Nationally Registered must submit with their application a letter of eligibility from the Montana State Board of Medical Examiners indicating that their state certification is eligible for reciprocity in the State of Montana.


2017Testing Information

  • The consortium’s 2017 testing was completed in June, 2017.
  • The 2018 testing is scheduled to take place June 4-7, 2018 in Great Falls. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page on the consortium's website for additional information regarding that testing.

Additional Information

  • Applications and additional informational items regarding the test and testing process are available on the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium's website.
  • Additional questions about the City of Missoula's hiring processes should be directed to Juli Devlin, Human Resource Analyst, with the City of Missoula at 406-552-6130.