REQUIREMENTS


NON-CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER/EMT TRAINEE

Requirements for Eligibility to take a Non-Certified Firefighter/EMT Trainee Civil Service Exam:

  • Twenty-Four (24) transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better OR
  • Two (2) years of full-time active military service with an honorable discharge
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age when applying and less than thirty-six (36) years of age before receiving the oath of office
  • Driving Record: 2 or less moving violations in the last 36 months

A Non-Certified Firefighter/EMT Trainee cadet academy class is one in which the trainee does not have a background as a firefighter or an emergency medical technician. Cadet Training is approximately 38 weeks and you will be required to complete a Fire (basic) Certification and Texas Department of State Health Services EMT Basic with the Houston Fire Department.

 

CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER/EMT TRAINEE

Requirements for eligibility to take a CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER/EMT TRAINEE Civil Service Exam:

  • Texas Commission Fire Protection (FIRE) – Basic or Higher
  • Texas Department of State Health Services Certification (EMT) – Basic or Higher
  • Fifteen (15) transferable college credit hours with a “C” or better
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age when applying and less than thirty-six (36) years of age before receiving the oath of office
  • Driving Record: 2 or less moving violations in the last 36 months

A Certified Firefighter/EMT cadet academy class is made up of members who are State of Texas Firefighters and a Texas Department of State Health Services EMT Basic or Higher. Cadet Training is approximately 11 weeks.

 

Copyright © , City of Houston. All rights reserved.