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CPAT Registration for the CT Fire Academy opens July 1, 2024 and closes August 7, 2024. CPAT is also offered by Certify Fit and registration can be done at To find more information on other scheduled CPAT tests, please visit or visit the State of CT Candidate Physical Ability Testing (CPAT) 

The Bridgeport Fire Department is offering CPAT Training at our Training Facility located at 236 Evergreen Street, Bridgeport, CT on a first come, first serve basis. This is a training facility only. We do not test for CPAT. If you are interested in utilizing our facility and services, please use the link below to sign up Bridgeport Fire Department: CPAT Training (

Note: If you have a CPAT Certification it must be valid as of July 1, 2023 or later.  

For recruiting information, please feel free to call 203-337-2068 or email

For testing information, please feel free to call 203-337-2300 or email

Fire recruits are offered the following benefits:

  • Entry level base pay $60,193
  • Salary range $60,193 - $78,905
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Overtime
  • Pension plan
  • Medical/dental/vision
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Uniform allowance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid training
  • 13 paid holidays

Fire Safety Education

  • Code enforcement
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire suppression
  • Rescue
  • Medical, marine, and hazardous materials response

Entry Level Firefighter Exam #2390 - Tentative Timetable 

Date Important Notes
July 1, 2024 CT Fire Academy begins accepting applications for Fall CPAT session
July 22, 2024 Live on; open application begins
September 2, 2024 Deadline to apply for the examination
September 14, 2024 & September 21, 2024 Tentative examination dates
December 31, 2024 Candidates who do not present their CPAT certificate prior to this date will be removed from the list

Please note: These are still tentative dates. Exact dates will be posted on the Public Notice two weeks prior to the examination date.