becoming a TMFR fire fighter
Before you can become an active-duty firefighter with Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue (TMFR), you need to spend approximately 600 hours in training, over the course of 12 to 14 weeks. Training occurs locally at a fire academy, which is run by dedicated members of TMFR personnel. These individuals have a strong background in training, policies and exemplify our mission, vision and core values.
Firefighting is a highly competitive field, with thousands of applicants applying every year across the country. Firefighting is so competitive, in fact, many applicants obtain EMT or paramedic certification before applying to become a firefighter, making them more desirable to hiring by TMFR.