Civil Service Exam October 23, 2019


The Galveston Fire Department is hiring! The Civil Service entrance exam will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Moody Gardens in room Floral A2. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the exam will start promptly at 9 a.m. 

Here's the information you need to know to answer the call to serve your community today:

The Details:

  • Make sure that you meet the minimum requirements before registering:

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 possess a valid Texas driver's license
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must have NO felony convictions
  • Registration is available online using the form below.
  • Keep the following things in mind for the exam
    • Registered participants will need to arrive between 8:30 am and 9 am to sign in. You will need to bring a copy of your photo ID and be prepared to give your social security number.
    • Candidates can plan for the test to take up to three hours.
    • Those candidates who pass the test will be required to take a physical agility test. Please bring appropriate attire.
    • If you have questions or would like a study guide for the exam please contact our Human Resources Department at 409.797.3650 and they can assist you.
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  • After passing the exam and physical agility testing you will need to:
    • 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