2019 Columbus, Ohio, Firefighter Exam

100-150 Firefighters to be Hired from this Exam!

The City of Columbus, Ohio, will be accepting applications for their 2019 Firefighter Examination from January 1-30, 2019.

Below is the link to the interest list to be notified by the City of Columbus about application and examination details:


For more information about becoming a Columbus Firefighter and to download the 2019 Columbus Firefighter Exam Study Guide, click on the following link:


Don McNea Fire School will once again be conducting an in-depth entry-level seminar covering both the written examination and the Firefighter Oral Assessment Mechanism (FOAM) in January and February, 2019.  We will be announcing our seminar dates and opening seminar registration SOON - check this page often!

The results from our 2017 seminar class were as follows:

  • 89 of the first 100 and 173 of the first 200 on the eligibility list were Don McNea Fire School Columbus Seminar Students!

Our best testimonials come from the hundreds of current Columbus firefighters who have been successful by taking our classes over the last 25 years!

If you are not sure whether or not to attend our seminar, we ask that you talk to a Columbus firefighter who has taken our prep course in the past.