“Our Mission Is To Provide Quality Public Service, Public Education, and Professional Emergency Response”

Monroe Fire Department

1810 Martin Luther King Blvd

Monroe, LA


Jimmie R. Bryant, Fire Chief

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Becoming a Monroe Firefighter

The Monroe Fire Department welcomes any positive-minded enthusiastic men and women interested in a career with a Class-1 fire department to apply for consideration for employment.  The goals and future growth of the Monroe Fire Department depend on having persons who are willing to work harder than they have ever in their life, learn more than they ever have learned, and are willing to challenge themselves to graduate the Academy.


Applicants for the Monroe Fire Department must complete a multi-step hiring process.  This process may take up to or over two months to complete.


Applications must take the State of Louisiana Fire and Police Civil Service Exam.  This exam is given by the State Examiner's Office.  Applicant must score above 75% in order to pass this exam.  This exam is valid up to 18 months.


Applicants must complete a Physical Ability Exam for our department.  This test will help determine if an individual is physically fit  to perform firefighter duties.


Interview with the MFD Interview Committee is the next step.  This interview is conducted by current members, including a Firefighter, Fire Driver, Fire Captain, and Chief Officers of the department.


Background Screens are conducted by the Fire Investigation Division.  Criminal background checks and Voice Stress Analysis are performed. 


The Fire Chief’s interview is the final interview before the employee selection.


After the employee selection is made, a Conditional Offer of Employment is made.  This offer is only valid if the applicant passes a drug screen, physical fitness examination and any other requirements requested by the department.


The final process for the applicants is the completion of 18 weeks of vigorous military style training in our Recruit Academy.  This training will give you the basic essentials of  becoming a Class 1 Monroe Fire Department Firefighter.  The learning process is continuous through hands-on experience and classroom studies.


Information is also available on the Salary of a Monroe firefighter, as well as some of the common duties of a Monroe firefighter.