Per Chapter 143.023 of the Tex. Loc. Gov’t code, “A person may not take an entrance examination for a beginning position in the fire department unless the person is at least 18 years of age but not 36 years of age or older. A person may not be certified as eligible for a beginning position in the fire department if the person is 36 years of age or older.” Below are two (2) categories of which you may apply:
Non-Certified Firefighter & EMT: Must have twenty-four (24) transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better (only two (2) credit hours of Physical Education will be accepted) OR at least two (2) years of full-time active military service with an honorable discharge as stipulated on a DD214 Member 4. Applicant must meet the above requirements by the Civil Service Exam date.
Certified Firefighter & EMT Basic or Higher: Must possess an active Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Fire Fighters Certification Basic or higher AND an Active Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification Basic or higher. Applicant must meet the above requirements by the Civil Service Exam date.
All certified applicants must have a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), and 15 transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited college or university. No course completion certificates will be accepted.