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Firefighter Qualifications

 

General Requirements
Applicants must:
  • Be 18 to 35 years of age
  • Have a satisfactory background and driving record
  • Be able to read and write the english language
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Be physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect performance of duty

 

Certification
Firefighter applicants certification guidelines are as follows:
  • Applicants must be certified or be eligible for certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education (TCFPPSE)
  • Candidates should, at the time of appointment, preferably possess certification as an EMT - basic or higher by the Texas Department of Health. At or before the time of the entrance exam, they should provide either an EMT Certificate issued by the Texas Department of Health or evidence of current enrollment.
  • Applicants should be certified as a paramedic by the Texas Department of Health Services or be certifiable by the time of appointment. At or before the time of the entrance exam, they should provide either a Paramedic Certificate issued by the Texas Department of Health or evidence of current enrollment.

Veterans
A veteran applicant must be honorably discharged from the Armed Services and must provide a DD Form-214 as evidence.?

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