Firefighter Career Expos

Learn what it takes to become a firefighter in this family-friendly event: 

  • Meet with fire department recruiters.
  • Try out the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). 
  • Learn what to expect on an entry-level firefighter written test. 
  • Find out about the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL) and how to get on it. 
  • Take an up-close look at Fire Apparatus. 
  • Learn about a day in the life of a firefighter. 
  • Fun Kid Physical Ability Test. 
  • Enjoy free refreshments and lunch.

Thank you to all who attended the 2024 Livermore Career Expo! If you weren't able to attend, check out the Becoming a Firefighter YouTube Livestream from the event, featuring interviews with LA County Fire Department, San Francisco Fire Department, San Jose Fire Department and more!

The date for the 2024 Southern California Career Expo has not yet been determined. If you are interested in receiving information when registration opens, fill out the Career Expo Interest Form.
Date: TBD
FCTC South El Monte 
10316 E. Rush Street 
South El Monte, CA 91733 

For questions, contact us at or 916-648-1717. 
Minor Liability Waiver is required for participants under the age of 18.