Minimum Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum passing score of seventy (70) percent on the written examination.
  • Successfully complete the physical ability test.
  • Pass a background investigation.
  • Pass oral interviews.
  • Successfully complete a polygraph examination.
  • Successfully complete a post-job offer psychological examination and medical examination that includes passing a visual acuity test, and physician certification that the applicant is not dependent on and does not use illegal drugs.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age and under forty-five (45) years of age at time of hire.
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Have a valid Texas driver’s license at the date of hire.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America by birth or naturalization, or a permanent resident.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Be certified as a Paramedic at time of written exam and obtain Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification by date of offer.
  • Meet all legal requirements necessary to become certified as a Basic Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
  • Be capable of being certified as a basic firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (this means that you are capable of being trained and certified).


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