Become a Firefighter

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic Fire Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Minimum of an Emergency Medical Technician from the Texas Department of State Health Services

Salary: $63,345 annually

Steps for selection as a Firefighter

  1. Completion of Application
  2. Written Test
  3. Completion of Personal History Statement
  4. Physical Ability Test
  5. Oral Board
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Polygraph Examination
  8. Psychological Examination
  9. Drug Analysis
  10. Medical Examination
  11. Hiring Decision


  • Competitive Pay
  • Educational or Certification Pay
  • TMRS Retirement Plan
  • Educational Programs
  • Career Advancement
  • Stability of Employment
  • Dental, Life and Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days