Firefighter Requirements

The following are required for exam eligibility:

1 a. Must be fully certified with the Texas Fire Commission as a Basic Fire Fighter AND must be fully certified with the Texas Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician

***NOTE: Out of State applicants must determine their Texas Certifiability with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Department of Health.

2. Must possess a current valid driver’s license.

3. Must be at least 19 years of age and meet all eligibility requirements of Section 143.023 of the Texas Fire and Police Civil Service Law.

*** NOTE: Applicants over 35 years of age are ineligible to take the exam.

4. Must meet all physical requirements.

5. Must be U.S. Citizen.

Becoming a Firefighter
To learn helpful hints to become a firefighter and see a list of dis-qualifiers, view the Becoming a Firefighter document.

Recruiting Brochure
To learn about firefighter benefits, applicant qualifications, the hiring process, and compensation, view the Fire Department Recruiting brochure.