If you've ever wanted to be a firefighter now is your chance. The Columbia Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Probationary Firefighter.

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Columbia, SC (WLTX)- If you've ever wanted to be a firefighter now is your chance.

The Columbia Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Probationary Firefighter.

The Department is the largest in the state, and is responsible for serving nearly 500,000 citizens within the City of Columbia and Richland County. Fully staffed, the Columbia Fire Department has 500 personnel covering 31 fire stations.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to provide an email address as requested on the Columbia Firefighter Application. Applicants will be notified via email and US Postal Service for pre-qualification testing dates.

Phases of the pre-qualification testing process include:

1. Application, to include a 10 year driving record and criminal background check from the state of residency.

2. Basic aptitude written test.

3. Maze and Physical agility test.

4. Final Application Review.

5. Selected Candidate's Interview.

To complete an application click on the following link http://www.columbiasc.net/depts/hr/cfd_application-2014.pdf and provide all required documentation for the application packet.

Application deadline is June 11, 2014 at 5:00p.m.

Submit completed applications to the address listed below by (postmarked) Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00p.m:

City of Columbia Human Resources Department

1225 Lady Street

PO Box 147

Columbia, S.C. 29217

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