RI Department of Labor and Training

Warwick Firefighter Recruitment

November 9, 2011

The City of Warwick has partnered with the RI Department of Labor and Training's Business Workforce Center to recruit firefighting job candidates for the Warwick Fire Department. While the Fire Department is not hiring at this time, it is creating an eligibility list for future hiring.

Applications can be downloaded online at www.warwickri.gov/firerecruit and will be accepted at the Warwick Fire Department Headquarters, 2nd floor, located above Station One in Apponaug, weekdays through November 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Hours for accepting applications will be extended to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 15. No applications will be accepted on November 11th, Veterans Day.

Separate recruiting events will take place at the CCRI Liston Campus, One Hilton St., Providence, from 4:00 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and at the Warwick Fire Department from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, Nov. 19.

“This is a vital process in our needs to establish a hiring list for new employees. With the help of the Department of Labor and Training, we were able to get our message out to those individuals who might be interested in a career as a professional firefighter with the Warwick Fire Department,” said Bruce C. Cooley, Assistant Chief.

The following requirements are needed for the application process:

  • Birth Certificate or US – INS for verification
    Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old and not over age 30 at the start date of recruit school.
  • Rhode Island Firefighter Physical Performance Assessment Certificate
    Certificates from the RI Association of Fire Chiefs must have been issued within one year of application.
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License w/ Photo Identification Driver's Record
    This can be obtained from the Operator Control Office – Registry of Motor Vehicles, in conjunction with the state that issued the Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Criminal History Record
    This record may be obtained from the Attorney General's Office in the state where the applicant resides.
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • RI-EMT License by the start date of recruit school (Not necessary to apply)

By meeting all the above requirements, candidates will be eligible to take the written exam. Prior to employment, candidates shall be required to pass a BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identifications / Investigations) Check as well as a Medical Examination.

The Business Workforce Center at RI Department of Labor and Training can help area businesses reduce the time and costs associated with the hiring process. Free services include job matching and candidate assessment, customized recruitments, grant and tax credit assistance, training referrals and workforce transition services. Free walk-in services are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RI Department of Labor and Training offices, 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. To contact the Business Workforce Center, call 1-888-616-JOBS.


ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov