Firefighter Hiring Process

Phases of the CFD pre-qualification testing process

General aptitude/written test: Written test on basic aptitude, testing reading and comprehension, basic mathematics, reasoning skill.  Study guide available for purchase by following this link.

Applicants must successfully pass and complete the Columbia Fire Department applicant testing process:

Maze Test

Complete Agility Test (no narration)





Agility Test, Task 3-Forcible Entry

Agility Test, Task 1-Stair Climb with Hose Pack





Agility Test, Task 4-Hose Advance

Agility Test, Task 2-Hose Hoist





Agility Test, Task 5-Victim Rescue