Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
Valid Class “C” Driver’s License.
The following includes the minimum qualifications for taking the written examination, however applicants MUST pass other requirements for eligibility to be hired.
Applicants must possess the following qualifications at the time of
application for the position of Firefighter Trainee:
Applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the date of the written examination.
Applicants must not have reached 34 years of age by the date of the written examination.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak in the English language.
Applicants must not have any of the disqualifying items listed below on his/her record:
a) Conviction of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
b) Any discharge from the United States Armed Forces other than Honorable. (Uncharacterized and Entry-Level discharges may be accepted and will be assessed on an individual basis.)
c) Two (2) or more traffic violation convictions within the twelve (12) months preceding the date of the written examination.
d) Conviction of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or its equivalent within the five (5) years preceding the date of the written examination.
e) Conviction of a Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, or their equivalent within the five (5) years preceding the date of the written examination.
Applicants must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Applicants must meet the suitability requirements listed under Rule IX. H. (13) Use of Illicit Substances.