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2019 93rd Lateral Cadet Class Hiring Schedule

The testing and selection process is designed to evaluate all applicants for the position of firefighter in the Albuquerque Fire Rescue. All steps in the process are mandatory.

2019 93RD Lateral Cadet Class Applicant Hiring Schedule

Open Enrollment Jan. 5 - Jan. 30, 2019 -Apply Online
Written Exam - AM / Physical Tests - PM / Oral interviews Feb. 4 - Feb. 7, 2019
Fire Chief's Selection February 11, 2019
Cadet Orientation Feb. 15, 2018
Physicals Feb. 18 - March 1, 2019
Lateral Academy Start Date March 18, 2019
Lateral Academy Graduation May 10, 2019


Out of Town Applicants

An applicant that lives 100 miles or greater from the City of Albuquerque may participate in the Out of Town Applicant examination week. Applicants will be scheduled to take the Written Examination, Pack Test, and Structured Oral Interview. Each applicant must pass each element of the hiring process before proceeding to the next portion of the hiring process. Failure of any one element will result in removal from the hiring process.


All dates are subject to change without notice.