The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department offers full testing services for the position of Fire Fighter through National Testing Network, Inc.  To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Fire and sign up for the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department.

Applicants who are residents of the City of Toledo may be eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry level exam.  Vouchers are limited to the first 1000 applicants who can prove they are City of Toledo residents.  Examples of proof of residency include: a current, valid Ohio driver’s license or identification card; voter registration card; or a current University of Toledo student identification card.  All requests for vouchers are subject to verification and approval by the Department of Human Resources.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

Please be advised that the application and testing period is between September 15, 2016 and January 31, 2017. You must complete the application and test between September 15, 2016 and January 31, 2017.

What to expect at the website:

-Completion of the application process

-Review all information related to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Fire Fighter position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.

-Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test and the Firefighter Mile (FFM)*.

-Opportunity to take online practice tests at

-Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.

-Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Upon completion of the entry level exam and FFM testing, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Toledo.  Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the department’s eligibility list.  City of Toledo will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing and FFM testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department where the final decisions are made.

*The Firefighter Mile (FFM) is a physical ability test for firefighters. It is designed to evaluate entry level firefighter candidates on the essential physical capabilities required to satisfactorily perform their job duties. The FFM consists of 10 events designed to simulate critical, physically demanding tasks faced by firefighters during an emergency.


Please be advised that the City of Toledo does NOT require a candidate to complete the FFM during this exam period; however, you may. More information about the administration of the FFM for the City of Toledo will be given at a later date.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Age: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age upon appointment

Maximum Age: Applicant cannot be 35 years of age upon appointment

Must possess a valid driver’s license and high school diploma (or GED tests equivalency) at the time of appointment


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