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. 

Big Sky Fire Department Career Firefighter EMT/Paramedic Employment Opportunities: Big Sky Fire Department currently does not have position openings.  If there are position openings in the future, the information will be posted in this section.