How do I become a firefighter?

There are a couple of pathways to becoming a firefighter in Texas. First, you can apply to a department that provides training once hired. These are typically the larger cities such as Dallas. However, competition for these openings is strong. The second option is to attend the fire academy at your own expense, which allows for a wider range of opportunities when it comes to applying to a fire department. To be a firefighter in Texas, you will need to get certified as a structural firefighter and as an emergency medical technician for most departments. For more information on this process, visit the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s page.  

You may sign up to be notified when we post our next entry-level exam. You can do so with the following link, under the header of "City of Greenville Jobs" find "Fire Department" and choose the method of alert (text or email). 

For more information, visit our Becoming a Firefighter page.

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