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.
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)
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.