To apply for the position as a Firefighter for the City of Rio Rancho, you must possess a current Emergency Medical Technician license (Basic, Intermediate, or Paramedic).
You must be 21 years of age to become a Rio Rancho firefighter.
If you are applying for a position as a “Lateral Firefighter,” you must be certified as an IFSAC Firefighter II, New Mexico Firefighter II, or equivalent as determined by the RRFD Training Division
Applications received that do not indicate the proper licensure or certification, will be discarded.
All candidates will be given the Firefighter Selection Test Emergency Medical Services with at least 80% in all testing categories (Listening comprehension, Reading comprehension, and Mathematics).
Lateral Applicants will be given:
a. Emergency Medical Technician test based on the position they are applying (i.e. EMT-P for a Paramedic).
Passing will be 70%.
b. Applicant will be given a lateral Firefighter II test. Passing will be 70%.
A three person oral review consisting of applicant’s personal history, career preparation, and situational questions.
An extensive background check will be conducted. Investigators will
review: applicants job history, criminal background, credit check,
driving history, and personal history evaluation.
All candidates must pass an extensive medical physical before attending fire academy.