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.


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


Download the employment application (PDF). For more information, call 574-272-2144. Please email Division Chief Huth for question or completed applications. (No application will be accepted in person at this time)

Clay Fire is accepting applications until Friday, May 8th at 4 pm EST for Recruit Academy 18.  To learn more about the Clay Fire Recruit Academy, please click on the link below: