Henderson Fire

Assessment Dates

Assessment Dates and Information

This assessment information applies only to applicants for the Henderson Fire Fighter recruitment period that ends on March 12, 2018. 

Fire Fighter Written Examination - Friday, April 13, 2018 and Saturday, April 14, 2018


All candidates who met minimum qualifications will receive an email no later than Monday, March 19, 2018, instructing them to register/schedule for the Fire Fighter Written Examination which will be held in the Vegas Valley on April 13 and April 14, 2018; April 12, if needed. The cost of the Firefighter Written Exam will be $25 - $35.

Candidates invited to the written examination portion of the assessment process must present a valid picture ID, such as a driver license or state identification card, and the invitation to the Fire Fighter Written Exam with your applicant ID number.

The Firefighter Written Exam is a written test that is administered in a group setting. Candidates will be tested on: reading comprehension, tool identification, basic math, grammar, reasoning, and spelling.

Suggested study materials for the Firefighter written exam are:

• Firefighter Exam Preparation Book by Norman Hall. 2nd Edition. ISBN 13: 978-1-58062-932-4
• Firefighter Exam by Learning Express. 5th Edition. ISBN 13: 978-1-57685-923-0
• Firefighter Exams by McGraw-Hill Education. 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-0-07-183500-8
• Firefighter Candidate Exams by Barron's. 7th Edition. ISBN 978-1-4380-0131-9

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)


All candidates invited to the Oral Review Board interview process are required to show a valid CPAT card/notice that confirms their passing of the CPAT occurred on or after November 21, 2017 when they check-in for the Chief's Interview.

For your convenience, the College of Southern Nevada operates an indoor CPAT facility in Las Vegas. The cost of the CPAT is $150. Go to https://www.csn.edu/cpattesting for additional information about their CPAT facility and for scheduling.

The CPAT consists of eight (8) separate events performed in a continuous manor and is a pass/fail examination. The CPAT must be completed in 10 minutes 20 seconds (or less) with each event completed correctly. To view a description of the CPAT events, go to https://www.csn.edu/cpattesting.

Oral Review Board Interview - Week of April 30, 2018

Top scoring candidates and all passing licensed paramedics from the Firefighter Written Exam will receive an email invitation to an Oral Review Board Interview. 

Chief's Interview - Week of May 21, 2018

Top scoring candidates and all passing licensed paramedics from the Oral Review Board Interview will be invited to the Chief's Interview.