The city has launched a firefighter recruitment drive with applications opening February 14. For more see here.
Deadline to Apply: March 13, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST*
Apply online at Connecticut Fire Academy for Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT): https://portal.ct.gov/CFPC/Candidate-Physical-Ability-Test
The written exam is tentatively scheduled for:
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Saturday, April 2, 2022
From Communications Director Rowena White:
We are very proud of the prior campaign that targeted women and diverse individuals and spoke in great detail about the significance of being a Bridgeport resident and/or serving the Bridgeport community. We are just as proud of the current campaign and its status.
It is our hope that more women consider becoming a firefighter for their career path–we believe the campaign provides inspiration.
2019 Bridgeport Entry Level Firefighter information:
— 39 hired from the established list
— 37 were Bridgeport residents
— 3 females hired (out of the 26 who applied)
— Of the 14 white males hired, 12 were Bridgeport residents
— 23 hires were minority (not counting the 3 minority females, so really, 26 total, two thirds of the hires.
— Of the 26 women who passed the written exam, 13 were minority