How to Become a Firefighter


To apply to become a firefighter in Murray City, you must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a current Emergency Medical Technical (EMT) certification for the state of Utah
It is helpful to have other fire-related training as well. Utah Valley State College offers a fire science program as well as a paramedic training program. Preference points are given for paramedic certification (Utah) and firefighter certification.

Hiring Roster

To be placed on the hiring roster, you must pass a Firefighter exam and a physical agility test. Usually the top 50-60 scores from the written test are invited to participate in the physical agility portion. The physical agility test is a pass/fail. The candidates who pass the physical agility test are placed on a hiring roster based on their test scores. These tests are generally given every two years.


Occasionally we have openings specifically for certified paramedics. If we are recruiting paramedics, a separate roster will be developed. In that case, a job posting and application process separate from the firefighter entry level roster will be established.

Notification of Job Openings

To be notified when applications are being accepted, please subscribe to the job openings posting by going to this site:
Job Postings

check the areas of your interest and include your email address.

For more information, contact Human Resources at (801) 264-2656. Murray City Human Resources Office, located in Murray City Hall (5025 S. State St.)