New Haven Fire Department

Chief John Alston
Address 952 Grand Avenue
New Haven CT 06510

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
New Haven - Firefighter Paramedic - Lateral With NH med control: 1st year: $60,071 / 2nd yr: $85,305 June 30, 2024

The application period for the positions of Entry-Level Firefighter is coming soon!

For Firefighter Paramedic Lateral, click on the link in Open Jobs above.


Check back for more details, and please sign up above to be notified of Entry-Level job announcements.


In the meantime, it is never too soon to start physically preparing for the Physical Ability Test (CPAT)!


Certify Fit CPAT

Register for a Challenge Test or 5-Day Course (Click HERE for info)

  • 5-Day Course - March 30, 2024 (Register by March 23, 2024)

  • Challenge Test - April 5, 2024 (Register by March 30, 2024)

  • Challenge Test - April 20, 2024 (Register by April 13, 2024)

  • 5-Day Course - April 28, 2024 (Register by April 21, 2024)

  • Challenge Test - May 5, 2024 (Register by April 29, 2024)

  • Challenge Test - March 10, 2024 (Register by March 3, 2024)


Connecticut Fire Academy CPAT

Registration for CFA Spring 2024 CPAT Sessions will open February 1, 2024 (Click HERE for info)

  • Special Session (Test-Day Only) April 11, 2024 & April 13, 2024




Why the City of New Haven?

  • Starting salary Entry Level $46,267

    2nd year $52,154 / 3rd year $60,071

    4th year $85,305

Additionally, we offer:

- Comprehensive and affordable medical coverage options, which include prescription, dental, & vision

- Retirement plan

- Paid holidays, vacation, sick, & personal time

- Employee Assistance & Wellness Programs

- Opportunities for growth and promotion within the City

- A welcoming diverse and inclusive workplace

We will train you for Entry Level positions! No previous firefighting experience required!


The mission of the New Haven Fire Department is to contribute within appropriate authority to the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life in the City of New Haven through the following activities:

The New Haven Fire Department is proud to be an ISO class 1 Fire Department.

The Training Division is staffed by seven certified Fire Instructors. The Training Division is led by the Director of Training.


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