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Joining the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service

The mission of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service is to provide efficient and effective public fire protection and emergency services to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. As a member of the Fire Service team, you will play a key role in supporting this mission while contributing to the protection of life and property.


The Fire Service falls under the authority of the Ministry of National Security.

Who can join?

You can apply to join the Fire Service if you:


  • Are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Are at least 18 years of age at the time of screening, but no older than 35 years of age.
  • Possess a minimum of three Ordinary (O) Level subjects including English and any other two subjects (CXC General Proficiency grade 1, 2 or 3; CXC Basic Proficiency grade 1; or GCE grade A, B or C).
  • Are at least 166.25 centimetres tall if male or 160 cm if female.

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What is the recruitment process?

The recruitment process has several steps.  It begins with the Fire Service publishing media advertisements for selection sessions.  Session dates, times and locations will be included in the advertisements.  You must attend a selection session if you are interested in joining the Fire Service.  You must bring the original and one copy of each of the following to the session:


  • Birth Certificate with supporting affidavit, if necessary.
  • Proof of identification in the form of a valid Trinidad and Tobago Passport, Driver's Permit or National ID card.
  • Police Certificate of Character issued not more than three months before the selection session.  More information about the Police Certificate of Character can be found by following the link at the end of this section.
  • Proof of educational qualifications in the form of examination certificates.

If you are successful at the screening, you will be required to write an entrance examination set by the Fire Service Examination Board.  Upon successful completion of the exam, you will then be required to take an aptitude test.  If you pass the test, you will then be required to undergo a medical examination.  If your medical fitness certificate indicates that you are physically fit, you will then be interviewed by a Fire Service selection committee.


If you pass the final interview, you will become a Trainee and be required to undergo a course of training at the Fire Service School.

Obtaining a Police Certificate of Character

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Are there any associated fees?

Candidates may incur some minimal costs to undergo the medical examination that is required before beginning Trainee training.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information, visit the Fire Service website using the link below.  You may also contact the Fire Service office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays. 


Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service

P.O. Box 669

Wrightson Road

Port of Spain

Trinidad, West Indies

Tel. (868) 623-8463

Fax. (868) 625-2481

Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service

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