The City of Conway will be conducting an entry-level Firefighter exam on Monday, April 12th. The testing will take place at the Conway Expo Center located at 2505 East Oak (Hwy 64) Conway, AR 72032. The doors will lock promptly at 9:00 a.m.

A physical agility exam will be held on Saturday, April 17st at the Conway Fire Training Facility located at 1505 Sturgis Road, Conway, AR 72034. The gates will lock promptly at 7:00 a.m.

Masks will be required at both exams. Sign-up for the exam has closed as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 28th.

Entry test scores are good for one year or until the current list is exhausted.

Candidate Requirements

Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 14-51-301(b)(1)(B)(i) and § 1, Act 743 of the Regular Session, 2007; no person shall be eligible for appointment to any position in the fire department who has not arrived at the age of twenty-one (21) years or who has arrived at the age of thirty-five (35) years; the maximum age limit for appointment does not apply to any person who has at least two (2) years of previous experience as a paid firefighter with another fire department and whose years of experience as a paid firefighter when subtracted from the person’s age leaves a remainder of not more than thirty-two (32) years. Candidates must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED
  3. NOT have any felony convictions
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license

Any individuals that would like to purchase a study guide and/or practice test may do so at the below link:

Candidates who receive a passing score on the initial exam must also pass the following to be considered for employment:

  1. A physical agility test, which is "PASS" or "FAIL" and must be completed within 6 minutes and 30 seconds. In addition to the physical agility test all candidates must complete an aerial ladder climb, the climb is "PASS" or "FAIL" and must be completed within 5 minutes. The agility test is held at the CFD training facility (1525 Sturgis Rd).
  2. A physical exam
  3. The Conway Fire Department will contact you when the following documentation is needed: complete background investigation along with a completed Background Packet with required documentation including recent photograph, certified copy of birth certificate, high school transcripts, and, if applicable, GED certificate and grades, copy of college transcripts, and DD 214 Military Discharge

Educational/Vocational Qualification points (maximum of 8) will be awarded for the following, and can be combined:

Three (3) points shall be awarded for Firefighter I and II certifications through or approved by Arkansas Fire Academy

Five (5) points shall be awarded for Arkansas Paramedic License or Nationally Registered Paramedic

Two (2) points shall be awarded for Arkansas EMT License

After passing the physical agility test, candidates must provide copies of Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Paramedic / EMT license in order to receive the Educational/Vocational Qualification points. It is your responsibility to make sure that the Firefighter I and Firefighter II is Arkansas certified, if you have any questions please contact the Arkansas Fire Academy. All Paramedic / EMT license must be current (not expired), if you have any questions regarding your license please contact the Arkansas Department of Health.

Starting pay for an entry-level firefighter is $39,944 annually.

Starting pay for a Paramedic is $42,944 annually.

The City of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status, or legally protected status. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Entry Level Firefighter Test Notification Form