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Now Accepting Interest Cards!

The City's Civil Service Board, which oversees the hiring process for the Dayton Fire Department, has begun accepting interest cards via By submitting an interest card, you will be one of the first to know updates on the Dayton Fire Department's Recruiting Process and when applications become available.

Visit the Firefighter Recruit description and click "I'm interested!" at the bottom of the page.

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The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

Welcome to the Dayton Fire Department's Recruitment mini-site! This is where you'll learn about becoming a Dayton firefighter: the hiring process, qualifications, benefits and everything in between.

A career with the Dayton Fire Department will provide you with many options and opportunities.  Explore the links to the right to learn how to become a firefighter and what awaits you in this rewarding career.  

If you're looking for meaningful work, a chance to make a difference in your community, the opportunity to forge lifelong friendships, and the excitement of new and exciting work every day, then the Dayton Fire Department may be right for you! 

For more information or to speak with a Fire Recruiter, please contact the Recruiting Office at (937) 333-3141 or email The office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


 Recruitment Links