Firefighters are skilled personnel with the knowledge to perform their duties in hazardous environments. The Mississippi requirement to be a career firefighter is that you have one year from your date of employment to become certified through Mississippi Fire Personnel Minimum Standards and Certification Board. This requires successful completion of NFPA 1001- I- II Firefighter Fighter Course. 

Fire Department Candidates & Physical Fitness

Persons seeking employment with the Moss Point Fire Department, may do so by completing an application with City of Moss Point Human Resources Department 4320 McInnis Avenue Moss Point, MS 39563. Eligible candidates will be notified of required assessments to continue in hiring process.

The hiring process for new firefighter candidates will be given in five phases
  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Interview
  • Back Round Check
  • Chief Selection
As phases are separate stand-a-lone elements of the hiring process the fire fighter candidate must complete each phase with a passing score to become eligible for employment. "Remember the higher the score the greater the candidate's chances are for employment."

Physical Abilities Test 

Prior to taking test, the candidate must at least 18 years of age, have possession of a GED/high school diploma, and a valid driver's license. Candidates will be given a orientation in Physical Abilities Test prior to assessment beginning.

The candidate must complete:
  • One and a Half (1.5) Mile Run in 14 Minutes or Less
  • 25 or More Push-Ups in 2 Minutes or Less
  • 35 or More Bent Knee/Arms Across Chest Sit-Ups in 2 Minutes or Less
  • 1 or More Palm in or Palm Out Pull-Ups in 1 Minute or Less
  • 50 or More Simulated Wood Chops in 2 Minutes or Less
  • 75 Feet Victim Rescue Drag in Less Than 2 Minutes. (Manikin Weight is 175 lbs)
If at any time during this assessment, a candidate states they can no longer continue testing, even though time may allow, the physical abilities assessment will end. After successful completion of the physical abilities test, the candidate will take a written Civil Service Exam, candidates taking the Civil Service Exam are required to make a passing grade of 70 or above. Successful candidates' will then be interviewed by the Civil Service Commission and the Fire Chief.
Background checks will be conducted on all eligible candidates.
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Special Training

Special training would include:
  •  Fire Fighter Training NFPA 1001 - I - II
  • Driver Operator Training NFPA 1002 
  • Emergency Medical Responder Training
  • Fire Inspector NFPA 1031 - I
  • Hazardous Materials Technician - I
  • Fire Instructor NFPA 1041 I - II
  •  Fire & Life Safety Education NFPA 1035
  • Fire Officer NFPA 1021 - I - II