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Employment & Volunteer 


Welcome to the Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance, firefighter candidate testing program. The Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance is a consortium developed to allow fire service agencies in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma to jointly provide pre-hire testing for firefighter candidates.

The process allows potential candidates with various levels of preparation to register with the Alliance and complete a written and physical ability assessment test. Upon successful completion the names of the candidates and applicable professional qualifications will be placed in a data base pool for each participating agency to access for hiring purposes. Each agency will select candidates for further consideration from the pool that meet their specific prerequisite requirements. The names of candidates who successfully pass both tests will remain in the pool data base for 12 months from the date of the test. The written test administered is the “Fire Team” test by ERGO Metrics and will take approximately 2 hours. 
You may learn about the test at The PAT test may be reviewed in the Candidate PAT Orientation Guide which can be downloaded from participating agency web sites. There is a $50 registration fee charged to candidates to take the two tests

This regional approach to firefighter candidate testing has benefits for both the candidates and the participating agencies.  The candidates looking to enter the fire service career need only test once to be considered by a number of potential employers, thus reducing the time, effort, and cost of multiple testing.  Fore fire agencies collaborative candidate testing provides for test validation, regional uniformity, reduced resource utilization for recruitment and broader candidate pools.

The Alliance will be conducting a pre-employment written & physical ability test (PAT) to establish a hiring pool for future hiring’s for a 12 month period.

We wish you success in this firefighter candidate testing process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions


Volunteer Firefighters and Cadet Firefighters are always welcome. Stop by headquarters to grab an application packet to start or access the PDF form below.

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