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Berkeley Fire Department Recruitment Homepage
Berkeley Fire Department Recruitment Homepage


Background Investigation:

Candidates must complete a Personal History Questionnaire and provide information related to employment, military experience, driving history, Fire Service/Public Safety experience, financial history, legal history, and substance use. Applicants are advised to provide complete and accurate information.  Any misrepresentation may be cause for disqualification as an entry-level Firefighter Candidate.

Candidates will be asked to sign an authorization form allowing the Berkeley Fire Department to conduct background checks. Information gained in the background investigation will be used in consideration of candidates and their possible employment as entry-level Firefighters.

This process generally takes approximately 3 to 6 weeks.

**Upon successful completion of the Background Investigation a condition job offer is extended**

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