Minimum age 19. Requires high school diploma or equivalent.
Must be certified and maintain a current Basic Structural Firefighter (minimum) certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection at the time of hire.
Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician EMT Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services at the time of hire.
Must successfully pass Firefighter, EMT Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic department/division required written or oral examinations prior to employment and meet Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Medical Directors requirements for re-certification during employment.
Effective April 1, 2015, an individual who has an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification is eligible to apply for employment but must request reciprocity for a TCFP certification and hold a TCFP certification as a Basic Structural Firefighter (minimum) at the time of hire. An individual who has a National Registry certification for Paramedic is eligible to apply for employment but must apply for Texas certification and be Paramedic certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services at the time of hire. The Texas Department of State Health Services certification shall be maintained during employment.
Knowledge of the procedures and methods used in safely and comfortably handling/treating patients. Knowledge of pre-hospital patient care for basic life support. Knowledge of fire suppression and prevention methods, procedures, and techniques. Ability to learn and efficiently operate firefighting equipment. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with employees and management. Ability to think clearly and use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations which may occur. Good physical condition and the ability to perform job functions.