Fire Career

Team Atmosphere, Challenging Work

The team atmosphere, the challenging work, service to the community, and opportunities for learning and developing new skills is exciting and rewarding.  A lot of people don’t know what it really takes to be a firefighter – it takes courage and commitment. 


We’ll teach you what you need to know, to develop the knowledge, skills, and techniques. If you’re interested or just curious about fire fighting careers, qualifications, and opportunities, we’d like to work with you.


The Stockton Fire Department is 217 strong. We've been fighting fires in this community since 1850. It doesn’t take brute strength. All that we ask is you stay committed to the process, and we’ll help you with the rest. Members of the Stockton Fire Department are willing to share their experiences with you.


To learn more about becoming a firefighter, stop by your neighborhood fire station and ask questions, give us a call at (209) 937-5172. We want to hear from you!



External Links

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)



This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/25/2019