Please be advised that the application and testing period for the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department is closed at this time. When reopened, the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department offers full testing services for the position of Fire Fighter through National Testing Network, Inc. To apply and schedule a test, go to, select Fire and sign up for the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department.

Job Interest Card can be filled out by clicking HERE Place a check in the box next to “Fire & EMS” or for any other job category for which you would like to receive email notifications. Fill out the required information in the ‘Job Interest Card’ section, then click the ‘Submit Request’ button. For the next 12 months after you submit this form, you will receive an email notification each time this position opens with City of Toledo. A reminder email will be sent to you in 11 months to give you an opportunity at that time to extend your notifications for another year.


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


Fill Out an Application for Firefighter