• Can I burn inside the city limits of Prattville?
Yes, only piles of brush and you must obtain a burn permit from the Fire Marshal’s office at 334.595.0300.
An inspector will visit the site where you wish to burn and the size of the pile to be burned.
• Who do I call about my ambulance bill?
You may contact the Prattville Fire Department at 334-595-0300.
• Who I contact for CPR or First Aid Classes?
You may contact Captain Tony Shaw at 334-595-0300.
• How do I become a fire fighter?
Step 1 - Make sure you meet the minimum requirements:
- 18 Years of age
- High School diploma or GED
- Proof of successful completion of CPAT
- Physical Statement signed by an Alabama licensed doctor
- Proof of Insurance
Step 2 - Submit your Firefighter I/II Recruit School application (download here). You may also obtain a copy of the application from the Student Services office at the Alabama Fire College. Include your proof of minimum requirements with application. All paperwork and tuition is due 1 month before the start date of class.
Step 3 - Attend the mandatory orientation day (this is usually 1 month prior to the start date of the school). You will receive a letter/email to inform you of the date. PLEASE NOTE: This is mandatory; failure to attend could result in losing your place in the class.
Step 4 - Before coming to class, you must complete the required Medical training. You must have proof of one of the following:
- Emergency Medical Responder training
- Emergency Care Provider training
- A current valid EMT license
- Proof of successful EMT training
You can register for an Emergency Care Provider class. It will be offered during the week prior to the start of recruit school. For additional information, contact Student Services at 1(800)241-2467 or email at .
• How do I become a fire fighter with the Prattville Fire Department?
You must first fill out an application with the City of Prattville at
• What is the CPAT Candidate Physical Ability Test?
This is a pass/fail test based on a validated maximum total time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
In these events, the candidate wears a 50-pound vest to simulate the weight of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and firefighter protective clothing. An additional 25 pounds, using two 12.5-pound weights that simulate a high-rise pack (hose bundle), is added to the shoulders for the stair climb event.
Throughout all events, the participant must wear long pants, a hard hat with chin strap, work gloves and footwear with no open heel or toe. Watches and loose or restrictive jewelry are not permitted.
All props were designed to obtain the necessary information regarding physical ability. The tools and equipment were chosen to provide the highest level of consistency, safety and validity in measuring the candidate’s physical abilities. A schematic drawing of the CPAT is included in this orientation material; however, the course layout may vary in order to conform to the fire department's test area. The events and distances between events are always the same.
The events are placed in a sequence that best simulates fire scene events while allowing an 85-foot walk between events. To ensure the highest level of safety and to prevent exhaustion, no running is allowed between events. This walk allows approximately 20 seconds to recover and regroup before each event.
To ensure scoring accuracy, two stopwatches are used to time the CPAT. One stopwatch is designated as the official test time stopwatch, the second is the backup stopwatch. If mechanical failure occurs, the time on the backup stopwatch is used. The stopwatches are set to the pass/fail time and countdown from 10 minutes and 20 seconds. If time elapses prior to the completion of the test, the test is concluded and the participant fails the test.