Testing Prerequisites

In order to test, applicants must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be legally entitled to work in the U.S.
  • Have a valid driver’s license

All new Joplin fire personnel must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Missouri-certified Firefighter 1 and 2 or certification in Firefighter 1 and 2 from an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) State or ProBoard  **Preferred
  • Missouri-licensed Emergency Medical Technician or National-Registered Emergency Medical Technician **Preferred
  • Possess a valid driver's license

To apply, view the City of Joplin Firefighter / EMT job description and download a job application.

A practice video test is available for purchase at