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Recruits are required to attend assigned training and become certified firefighters with the Texas Commission Fire Protection and certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT within one year of employment.
Applicants must have at least 15 hours of college credit within the last five years or have obtained minimum scoring levels on college admittance tests. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold the following current certifications:
·National Registry EMT or Paramedic certifications or ·Texas DSHS EMT or Paramedic certifications or ·Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Fire Suppression certification or ·Out-of-state fire certification with IFSAC seals.
In addition to the application, candidates must pass a general knowledge written test and firefighter entry-level physical agility test that includes tasks similar to those used in day-to-day tasks. This will be followed by an in-person interview. Interested applicants are encouraged to check the job posting for more qualifications and information.
Midland College runs a firefighter academy annually as well as EMT and Paramedic programs. For more information, please contact Mark Kuhn at 432-685-6757 or visit www.midland.edu.
For more information regarding applications, please call 432-685-7346.