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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District uses the FireTEAM Test and Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic position through National Testing Network, Inc.

NTN’s website provides:

• Information related to Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic positions, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
• Detailed information about the testing process for both the FireTEAM test and the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT).
• Opportunity to take online practice tests at . Job simulation tests are high quality, standardized, and completed in a fair testing environment.
• Convenient test time scheduling: CPAT and FireTEAM tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.

To schedule a test, go to ; select firefighter jobs and sign up for Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District. Direct all questions regarding this process to NTN’s customer support at 866-563-3882.

NTN will provide a list of candidates who successfully meet the criteria set forth by Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District upon completion of the FireTEAM and CPAT testing. Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District will contact the top 50 candidates on the list and will invite them to continue in the next phase of the hiring process. This includes fire and emergency medical service skill assessments and interviews.

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue prohibits discrimination in all services, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, family status, religion, or genetic information.

For Veteran’s preference information, please follow the below links for more information.

2017 Veterans Preference

FDVA Form VP-1

FDVA Form VP-2 Current-US-Armed-Forces-or-Florida-National-Guard

FDVA Form VP-3


In accordance with Florida Statute 295.07 & F.A.C. 55A-7.009 Veterans’ Preference will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

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