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Regional Employment Testing Info

San Diego – North County Regional Firefighter/Paramedic Testing (for  San Diego North County Regional employment opportunities).


Participating agencies:

Current California or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic license. You may participate in the test if you are currently in the field portion of your internship with your current paramedic program.


– California State accredited fire academy certificate
– California State Firefighter I certificate

If you posssess both a fire academy and CSFM FF 1 or 2 certificate, you must upload BOTH certificates. Candidates who graduated from the Palomar College Fire Academy MUST upload their Palomar College academy certificate (the admin office does not have these certificates readily available).


The Firefighter/Paramedic test consists of a 100-question general knowledge written test, (comprised of reading comprehension, basic math and mechanical aptitude questions), and a physical ability test. Candidates receiving a passing score on both portions of the test are placed on a hiring list for the participating fire agencies.
The next exam is Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the San Marcos Public Safety Training Facility. Candidates with passing written exam scores will be permitted to take the physical ability test immediately following.


Immediate openings are available. Candidates with passing test scores will be placed on an applicant list for six (6) months (the list may be extended). The applicant list will be available to participating San Diego North County fire agencies as a source for potential candidates for employment as a Firefighter 1 / Paramedic.



APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, July 2, 11:59 p.m., 2021

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Click here for  →     Application

Candidates who do not submit all documents requested will be disqualified from the testing process (if you received a FF1 acadmy certificate through Palomar College, you must upload the certificate).ALL NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL; please provide an email address in the space provided on the application.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021


Upcoming Testing Dates

April 17, 2021
July 17, 2021
October 16, 2021
January 15, 2022

EEO/AA/ADA. If you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process,
please call (760) 744-1150  x 1704 at least 7 days before the scheduled test date.