Fire Department Employment


The Nichols Hills Fire Department does not have an open application process. When we have an open position, we choose candidates from a list provided by the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center (EOC) in Choctaw, Oklahoma, and contact those candidates and invite them to fill out an application.

EOC Tech establishes the list by giving a written and (CPAT) Candidate Physical Abilities Test throughout the year. Both tests are nationally recognized as meeting all the legal requirements for employment tests. The written test is given first, and all candidates who pass the written can then take the physical test. If they pass both tests, they are put on the list for one year. Approximately 20 area fire departments hire candidates from EOC's list.

For information on testing, contact EOC at 405-390-5315.

To qualify for employment at the Nichols Hills Fire Department, you must:

  • Have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Be a Nationally Certified EMT-B or higher
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be accepted by our insurance carrier
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A 60-minute living boundary applies to employment but is not a requirement at the time of application or testing.

A committee will interview a certain number of applicants, and one or more of the final candidates will be asked to interview with the Chief and submit to one or more of the following.

  • A psychological evaluation
  • A pension physical
  • A polygraph examination
  • A background check