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Topeka Fire Department Entry-Level Exam

Registration is now being accepted for the next entry-level firefighter examination on February 18, 2020.

Topeka Fire Department Exam Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age by hire date
  • Must be State of Kansas EMT Certified or National Registry EMT Certified or currently enrolled in EMT class to take test
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must not have any automatic disqualifiers
  • Topeka firefighters are required to possess and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License and City-insurable driving record

The Topeka Fire Department will administer the Standard & Associates NFST (National Fire Selection Test) Entry-Level Firefighter Examination.

If interested, please visit for more information and to register for the entry-level exam.

Camp Courage

Topeka Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy

The Citizen’s Fire Academy is a 6 week course that is designed to introduce residents to the daily operations of the Topeka Fire Department.

Topics include:

  • EMS
  • Fire Station Tours
  • Fire Suppression
  • Hands Only CPR
  • Haz-Mat
  • Inspections
  • Investigations
  • Public Education
  • Technical Rescue


April 17th – May 15th


Applicants must be at least 18

Download your application

Alternatively, call 785-368-4000.

Fire Watch

Fire Watch procedures for person on fire watch | Topeka Fire Department Fire Watch definition overview

The Topeka Fire Department has been serving the residents of Topeka since 1870.

The Department’s mission is to “To save lives and protect property by providing excellence and leadership in fire, rescue, emergency medical response, fire prevention and public education.”

The Department is strategically located throughout the City of Topeka at 12 fire stations, an administration and training facility, and Fire Prevention have a total staff of fewer than 250. This includes a staff of eight that perform administrative, clerical and fleet functions. The remaining personnel are paid professional firefighters, of which 220 are State certified Emergency Medical Technicians trained to render aid in emergency situations; and Webster, an Accelerant Detection canine trained to detect ignitable liquids used to set and/or accelerate fires.

The Department is comprised of many organizational units and teams working together to help keep Topeka one of the safest communities in the Midwest to live and raise a family.

The Topeka Fire Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to public service. We encourage you and your family to visit any of our stations or contact us at (785) 368-4000 for more information.