Becoming a Firefighter – South Jordan



The Metro Fire Recruitment & Testing Consortium (MFTC) was created in 2014 for the purpose of creating efficiencies for member agencies and applicants during the initial screening process for the position of entry-level firefighter EMT, firefighter paramedic, and paramedic.

Each year the MFTC administers a written and physical ability test and the results are used to establish a list of qualified applicants for further consideration by a Metro Fire Agency. To be considered for volunteer, part-time, or full-time employment with a member agency, candidates must register with the MFTC and successfully complete the written exam and, for full-time employment, a physical ability test.

Written Test

A validated written exam is administered to candidates. This test measures a candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics is the areas of: reading ability, mathematical reasoning, interpersonal skills, teamwork, commitment, honesty, integrity, emotional stability, thoroughness, attention to detail, commitment and devotion, following orders or instructions, performing duties with others or independently, and overall job performance.

An on-line registration process is used for the written test; the vendor used by the MFTC to coordinate the registration and collect the written test fee is Eventbrite ( You must pre-register with Eventbrite to participate in the written test.

A written test fee of $40.00 is required to be paid to Eventbrite at the time of registration.

Following the written exam, a cut score will be established by the MFTC. Candidates meeting the cut score, and pursuing full-time employment, will be invited to participate in the physical ability test. Candidates seeking volunteer or part-time employment only are not required to participate in the MFTC physical ability test.


Following the testing, a list of eligible candidates will be established and made available to the Metro Fire member agencies.

As needed, candidates will be invited to complete a city or department specific job application and participate in department specific testing or evaluation. A department may choose to limit the number of candidates invited to participate in their selection process.

Once a candidate accepts a full-time job offer, his/her name will be removed from the eligibility list. This means once a candidate accepts a full-time position, the candidate must retest to be considered by other member agencies. This does not apply to volunteer and part-time positions.

Notifications to candidates will generally be sent by email. It is the responsibility of each candidate to keep contact information up-to-date during the eligibility period of the list.

To update your contact information please contact Debbie Lyman at or 801-446-HELP and reference the MFTC on all correspondence.

Member agencies

The preliminary testing process for the following agencies is conducted by the MFTC:

  • Bluffdale City Fire Department;
  • Murray City Fire Department;
  • Sandy City Fire Department;
  • South Jordan City Fire Department;
  • South Salt Lake Fire Department;
  • West Jordan City Fire Department; and
  • West Valley City Fire Department.

upcoming dates for test

Registration Deadline: August 26, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Refund Deadline: August 26, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Written Test: September 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.
Notification of Eligibility for PAT: September 16, 2016, 5:00 p.m. (on or before)
Physical Ability Test: September 24, 2016, and October 1, 2016 (time as assigned)

minimum requirements to test

The minimum qualifications to participate in the test include:

  • Registered with the MFTC;
  • At least 18 years of age at the time of the written test;
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Have or currently in a Firefighter II Training/Certification program (not required for paramedic only position); and
  • Have or currently in an Emergency Medical Technician Training/Certification program.