The Midland Fire Department is now accepting applications for prospective firefighter recruits.
Firefighter hopefuls may apply for the Fire Recruit position through Feb. 15 through the City of Midland’s job opportunities page at www.midlandtexas.gov/jobs.
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.
MFD’s mission is to be a progressive, quality driven organization, enabling members to make a positive difference in the community. For more information on the Midland Fire Department, please visit www.midlandtexas.gov/fire.###
Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz