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Houston Fire Department

HFD Fire Trainee Employment Requirements

 

Minimum Requirements to become a Houston Fire Fighter

 

FIRST, you should determine whether you meet the minimum requirements for a Non-Certified Fire Fighter Trainee academy OR a Certified Fire/EMT Trainee academy?

 

The following are the minimum requirements for a Non-Certified Firefighter Trainee (FFT):

 

  • Must be between 19 and 36 years of age
  • Must not reach his/her thirty-sixth (36) birthday before receiving the Oath of Office
  • Completed sixty (60) accredited transferable college hours with a grade of "C" or higher OR Two (2) years of full time (active duty) military service with an honorable discharge
  • Driving Record: No more than two (2) moving violations within the last 36 months

 

The following are the minimum requirements for a Certified FF/EMT (CFF):

  • Must be between 19 and 36 years of age
  • Must not reach his/her thirty-sixth (36) birthday before receiving the Oath of Office
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection Certification (FIRE) - Basic or Higher
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (EMT) - Basic or Higher
  • Completed fifteen (15) accredited transferable college hours with a grade of "C" or higher

 

Which do you meet?

 

If you would like to receive more information about the Houston Fire Department's recruiting process please CLICK HERE to submit your inquiry.


  
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