Salt Lake City

Fire Department

833-SLC-FIRE (833-752-3473)

Preference Points

In order to receive preference points, individuals will be required to provide the appropriate documentation at the time of the Oral Board Assessment. Upon determination of the candidate’s total numerical score (which will include results from both the Written Exam and Oral Board Assessment), preference points will be added to the final score of those who have advanced. Points are as follows:

  • Veteran’s Preference Points 5
  • Disabled Veteran’s Points 10
  • Paramedic Preference Points 1

Military/Veteran

Military/Veteran– Candidates are requested to provide a copy of their DD‐214 by the date of the Oral Board Assessment to receive preference points.

Paramedic

Paramedic– Candidates must have a Utah Paramedic Certification by the date of the Oral Board Assessment to receive preference points. Individuals may apply for reciprocity through the State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services at bemsp.utah.gov or (801) 273‐6666/(800) 284‐1331. It generally takes 90 days to complete the reciprocity process.

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