Firefighter Testing Consortium

The Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) is a member of the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium along with other Montana state fire departments including Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Miles City, Lockwood Fire District, Kalispell, Frenchtown Rural Fire, City of Missoula Fire Department and the Missoula Rural Fire District. 

The Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium (MFFTC) has contracted with Public Service Testing (PST) to complete its testing criteria. PST will be offering and hosting both the CPAT and written exam portions of the testing process. 

Big Sky Fire Department accepts CPAT and written exam testing that is hosted at any participating Public Safety Testing (PST) location; please visit the Public Safety Testing (PST) website for testing dates, times and locations.

Testing Information

  • A fee is required. 
  • Register with Public Safety Testing (PST) to complete your required written exam and CPAT. Any questions related to the written exam or CPAT should be directed to PST at
  • The next MFFTC testing event will be held at Metra Park, Billings, Montana on May 23rd & 24th, 2023. Please visit the Public Safety Testing (PST) site for all available testing locations hosted by PST.
  • Written exams are offered both in-person and online via PST’s virtual, in-home testing program. Visit the PST website for more information about finding a testing site near you.   
  • If you have never taken a CPAT, we highly encourage you to attend the CPAT Orientation and CPAT Practice Test first. 

Additional Information

  • Please note that current COVID-19 protocols do not allow for ride-along opportunities at Big Sky Fire Department at this time.
  • Please call the Big Sky Fire Department at 406-995-2100 for any additional questions. 

Big Sky Fire Department Career Firefighter EMT/Paramedic Employment Opportunities: Big Sky Fire Department currently has Firefighter/EMT position openings (note the language within the hiring information link regarding Paramedic certification). Please click on the highlighted link for the  BSFD Firefighter/EMT hiring information; the link and QR code for the employment application is contained within the letter. On-line applications are due by January 20, 2023 at 4:00pm Mountain Time. This application period is now closed.