Employment

Are you interested in joining the Galveston Fire Department?! Here's your chance... we are hiring Firefighters this FALL!

Galveston is unique... historic buildings, a port, numerous attractions, and a fluctuating population depending on the time of the week are all factors in being a successful firefighter in our coastal community.

If you are looking to join a dynamic team, keep us in mind! For additional information about the hiring process that will begin this fall, contact the Human Resources Department at 409-797-3650.

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Are you interested in joining the Galveston Fire Department?! Here's your chance... we are hiring Firefighters this FALL! #Galveston is unique... historic buildings, a port, numerous attractions, and a fluctuating population depending on the time of the week are all factors in being a successful firefighter in our coastal community. If you are looking to join a dynamic team, keep us in mind! For additional information about the hiring process that will begin this fall, contact the Human Resources Department at 409-797-3650. #supportGFD #firefighting #hometownheroes

Posted by City of Galveston, Texas - Government on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Requirements to become a firefighter are as follows:
  • Must be 19 years of age and not have reached 36th birthday prior to employment.
  • Must possess a Basic Structural Fire Protection certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
  • Must possess a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Must Posses a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must posses a valid Texas driver's license
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must have NO felony convictions 

City of Galveston Fire Department hiring procedure:
Candidates Must:
  • Successfully pass Civil Service examination
  • Successfully complete physical agility testing (GPAT)
  • Complete Application forms and provide necessary documentation.
  • Participate in Interview Board Process
  • Participate in Interview with Fire Chief
  • Possess all applicable certifications and licenses required.
  • Accept conditional job offer
  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical and drug testing
The City of Galveston reserves the right to suspend, alter and change these procedures as needed.