Firefighter/EMT Testing Information

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for applying for the position of Firefighter/EMT with Chesterfield Fire and EMS.  We are excited that you are considering our department for your future career. After initial review of your application, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the written testing process.  We understand that our process is lengthy and believe that you should know what to expect over the coming months, all steps must be completed.

STEP 1: Register for a written test session by 5 PM, January 10, 2020 (required). 

All applicants must be registered to participate in the testing process. Failure to register will remove you from the applicant pool. Applicants can schedule the testing session best suited for their schedule, but seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early!

Registration is now closed!

A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon completion of the registration form.

Your driver’s License and completed background investigation packet (see more details below) are required for test entry. Written tests will be conducted at:

Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center 
6610 Public Safety Way
Chesterfield, VA 23832

STEP 2: Prepare for Test Day 

Written Test Study Guide: The CWH Selection Solutions Firefighter Exam preparation materials are available to you on the I/O Solutions website. This study guide is available for free; additional materials are available for a fee from I/O Solutions, but are not required for testing.

Complete the background investigation worksheet (required): Applicants must bring a completed background investigation packet with them for test entry. Additional documents associated with the background investigation worksheet may be required.  Don’t wait to work on this packet because the five-page document will take time to complete. 

Documents are fillable using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free.

Required documents:

  • Any Fire/EMS related certifications or VDFP Transcript, if applicable (do not attach original documents)
  • Copy of college diploma or unofficial college transcript(s)
  • Copy of military discharge record (i.e. DD 214 or NG22), if applicable
  • Valid driver’s license (current/unexpired)*


A current, original and official driving transcript from your state’s department of motor vehicles or department of transportation, dated no earlier than December 20, 2019.

STEP 3: SHOW UP - Attend your scheduled written test session

Show up prepared. Bring your valid driver’s license and completed background investigation packet. 

  • Your valid driver’s license must be presented and is the only form of identification that will permit you to take the test.

Parking is available on site.  We strongly encourage applicants to arrive early on test day.  Applicants will not be permitted to test if not inside the lobby of the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training center by 1 p.m. for the Friday session or 9 a.m. for the Saturday session. Due to space limitations, test rescheduling is not available after January 16, 2020.

Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center
6610 Public Safety Way
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Directions and Map to the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center (PDF)

STEP 4: Prepare for Future Events

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the remaining steps of the hiring process.

Dates to be aware of:

  • Panel interviews - Start date - February 24, 2020
  • Background interviews - Start date - March 9, 2020
  • Physical Ability Test(s) -  April 23, 2020 and/or April 24, 2020

Physical Ability Prep Classes

Applicants may attend one or all of the prep sessions.

  • Friday, April 17, 2020 - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.