Sunday, July 19, 2009

Minimum Requirements to become a Houston Fire Fighter


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 th months
  • Ability to complete Fire and EMT Academy ; Approximately 38 weeks

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 OR if you hold a Fire/EMT Certificate from the State of Texas , we will accept your certificates and Course Completions in lieu of the fifteen (15) college hours.
  • Ability to complete FastTrack Academy ; approximately 17 weeks

Taken from Houston Fire Department's Fire Trainee Employment Minimun Requirements

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