Residency Requirements for New Fire Department Hires

If you're serious about taking the firefighter job, it’s best to move before the deadline.


  • See Steve Prziborowski Live! Steve will be presenting "Fire Officer Leadership – Lessons Learned or Reinforced After Getting Promoted" and "Radio Reports Versus Size-Up: Is There A Difference?" at Firehouse World, Feb. 26 - March 2, in San Diego.

STEVE PRZIBOROWSKI, a Contributing Editor, is a battalion chief for the Santa Clara County, CA, Fire Department and an instructor for the Chabot College, CA, Fire Technology Program. Steve is a 16-year veteran of the fire service. He holds a master's degree in emergency services administration, has authored numerous fire service articles featured in the leading fire service publications and is a regular speaker and presenter at fire service events. He has also mentored and coached numerous entry-level and promotional level candidates. You can find valuable fire service entry level and promotional preparation information and his contact information on his website: Visit his website for information on his upcoming classes.