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Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue is interested in recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter and Firefighters with Paramedic licenses. This website was designed to assist potential applicants with information regarding our recruitment and selection process.


Welcome and thank you very much for your interest in joining our talented team of professionals -

Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue!

Our organization has a storied history and tradition of excellence that helps define our strong core values and expectations of raising the bar for the future. We are exceptionally motivated and committed to providing the highest level of safety and service to the community, while being actively engaged and compassionate participants as well, driven by… Our Vision to be a leader in providing Fire Protection, Rescue, Emergency Services, and Community Risk Reduction!

Proceeding 2018’s strong finish with the opening of the communities’ Fire Station no. 1, 2019 has kept that trajectory going with commencement of the current academy’s nine recruits, and the welcoming of the departments third Pierce fire engine. The department continues to show strength, uniformity and balance and is excited to watch the growth in personnel and apparatus fleet and provide continued excellence of service to the community.

Again, thank you for your interest! The future of our organization is extremely bright and getting brighter!

The Time is NOW!

Daniel A. Stefano
Fire Chief


  To apply for the Spring 2019 recruitment, click here.

Contact Us:
Hotline: (714) 754-4966