Apply Now - Become a Clay Firefighter

Our Mission


Our mission is “To Help Others.”

Firefighters Wanted


Whether you are interested in pursuing a career as a firefighter or you desire to serve the community in a part-time capacity, the Clay Fire Territory wants you!
Clay Fire Wants You! Now Recruiting For Our Next Firefighter Academy

Part-Time to Full-Time


Firefighters at Clay Fire begin their service as a part-time firefighter and then have an opportunity to apply for full-time positions with Clay Fire as they become available.

Recruitment & Training


Every year Clay Fire Territory holds a recruit academy that meets 2 to 3 times per week for approximately 9 months. During the Clay Academy, recruits become certified firefighters and EMT's and learn valuable skills that make our firefighters among the best trained in the nation.

Requirements to Apply


  • Be at least 18 yrs of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid drivers' license.

Testing


In order to be accepted to the Clay Fire Academy all applicants must be able to successfully pass the following:
  • In depth background check and drug test
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Written examination
  • Interviews

More Information


Stop by our administrative offices at 18355 Auten Road in South Bend or download the employment application (PDF). For more information, call 574-272-2144.