Fire Department



Selma Fire Department
1500 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36701


Monday – Friday:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


(334) 874-2150


Becoming a Firefighter

Anyone seeking applications may apply at the city personnel office located on the first floor of City Hall at 200 Broad Street. You must be 19 years of age, have a valid Alabama Drivers license, and have a high school diploma or GED. Our hiring process consists of hiring from both Certified Firefighters and local Non-Certified candidates. Non Certified candidates will be required to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). All successful candidates will receive further processing to include background checks, physical stress testing, and drug screenings. Successful Non-Certified candidates will then be sent to a 10-week minimum standard school before being assigned to a station.

Fire Prevention Program: Our program has been well received and has also been credited with saving lives. Each October our fire prevention team attempts to visit all of our middle and elementary schools within the city limits. We also receive requests from many other schools and agencies for our program. We attempt to accommodate every school that we can but unfortunately due to staffing, firefighter training schedules, and budget restraints we may be unable to participate.

In-House Training Programs

Each of our firefighters comes certified by the State of Alabama as Firefighters Levels 1 & 2. Our training program then offers additional certified firefighter training courses to our personnel. These courses are also available to other firefighters from around the state. These continuing educational courses are required within our departments rank structure so that firefighters can promote up through the ranks. We currently offer Emergency Vehicle Driver (new in 2016); Apparatus Operator – Pumper & Aerial; Fire Instructor I; Fire Officer I & II; Fire Incident Safety Officer.


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Severe Weather Alert!


Due to the threat of severe weather, all non-essential city services will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The City will continue to monitor the situation and depending on the severity of the event may make further changes to hours of operation. 

The Selma Police & Fire Departments will be on regular duty and Public Works will be on call working diligently to address issues as they occur, along with reporting issues to the Alabama Department of Transportation and local utility companies.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take proper precautions.  Please stay off roadways as conditions, power lines, and/or trees may be impacted.

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