Fire Department

Becoming a Firefighter

Anyone seeking applications may apply at the City’s Personnel office located on the first floor of City Hall at 222 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 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.

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Franklin Edwards

Interim Fire Chief



Selma Fire Department
1500 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36701


Monday – Friday:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm


(334) 874-2150