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Seeking Physically Fit and Mentally Tough Individuals... Do You Have What It Takes?

Join our Firefighting Team!


The anticipated start date for TCFR Fire Academy it's in August 2023. After completing the academy, cadets will be eligible for full-time employment.


The ideal candidate is an individual who is highly motivated and has a passion for serving the community through hard work and has the desire to be part of a High Performing Team 

Cadets undergo approximately six months of extensive academic and physical training, usually Monday - Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm.

  • Obtaining the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structural Firefighter certification.

  • Obtaining the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT-Basic certification.

  • Obtaining the Texas Department of State Health Services EMT-Basic certification.

What To Expect
Cadets will receive full benefits and pay of $18.00/hour while assigned to the Fire Academy
Benefits Include:
  • TML/BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Standard Life with AD&D Insurance

    • Optional: Cancer/ Critical Illness Insurance​

  • Paid Sick and Vacation Leave 

  • TCDRS Retirement Plan

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age before the start date of Fire Academy

  • Must have a U.S. high school diploma,  G.E.D. or equivalent degree from a U.S. institution

  • Must be a  U.S. Citizen (birth or naturalized). If you are not a United States' citizen, your immigration status must be current (green card, work visa, etc.)  to work legally in the United States of America 

  •  Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must have a current valid driver license issued from state of residence.  Once hired, Firefighters/EMT are required to obtain and maintain a Texas Class "B" driver’s license

  • Must have a valid Social Security card

  • Meet all legal requirements necessary to become certified by:

    • Texas Commission on Fire Protection

    • Texas Department of State Health Services 

​​​If you have any questions about your ability to become certified, please contact the appropriate agency above directly.

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