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The Topeka Fire Department is now accepting registration for written test scores from National Testing Network (NTN) for our upcoming hiring processes. 

The next Topeka Fire Department new hire class will commence in October 2017.    


Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for the October new hire class, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed the NTN FireTeam written examination by June 9, 2017
  • Be 21 years of age by October 9, 2017
  • Must have current Kansas EMT certification or National Registry EMT certification to take written test
  • If National Registry certified, must obtain KS EMT certification by August 14, 2017 to qualify for conditional offer of employment
  • Have CPAT certification by August 14, 2017 to qualify for conditional offer of employment

Additionally candidates must:

The Topeka Fire Department will pay for an applicant’s first NTN examination, however, applicants must meet the criteria listed above. Test results will only be provided to the Topeka Fire Department. 

Those candidates who pass the NTN written examination but do not meet all of the required criteria by August 14, 2017 will be placed on a list for future consideration. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to notify the City of Topeka when they achieve the required elements. 

To receive a voucher, please complete the registration form below. Only those applicants who meet all of the requirements will receive a paid test voucher. Failure to complete the required information will result in no voucher being issued. Applicant’s providing false information will be eliminated from consideration for TFD employment.


Required Certifications

Applicants must have a valid, current Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Paramedic certification or National Registry equivalent to take the NTN test. If National Registry certified, must be able to obtain Kansas certification prior to conditional offer of employment on August 14, 2017. Please visit Kansas Board of EMS website for more information.

Applicants must also have or obtain CPAT certification prior to August 14, 2017. CPAT test sites are located throughout the United States and in Kansas. View additional CPAT information and a list of test sites in NE KS that will be administering testing prior to August 14, 2017.

For those candidates who take and pass the written NTN entry-level firefighter written exam, TFD will pay for a candidate’s first CPAT examination fee. This does not cover the cost of practice tests, which are optional and so will be the responsibility of the applicant. 

Candidate’s will be required to pay the CPAT test administration site directly for the CPAT test and once the test is completed, upon the submission of required reimbursement documentation, the candidate will be reimbursed for the test. The required reimbursement documents will be supplied to those candidates passing the written examination. The candidate will be reimbursed regardless of if they pass or fail the CPAT. 


Questions on the Process

Please check our Employment FAQs if you have any specific questions. If you have any remaining questions that are not answered there, you can contact us via email at or call the Human Resources Department at 785-368-3867.


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​Jacque Russell

Human Resources Director
215 SE 7th, Room 170
Topeka, KS 66603-3914

Phone: 785-368-3867
TDD: 785-368-3603
Fax: 785-368-3605
Job Information Hotline: 785-368-2588