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The Hurst Fire Department proudly serves the City’s residents, and we invite you to consider applying to join the team in providing public fire education, investigation, suppression, rescue, and Advanced Life Support care from First Response Engines, and MICU ambulances.   Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code, Civil Service, governs all positions in the Hurst Fire Department, and all team members enter the organization as Entry Fire Fighters after completing a testing and screening process. 

The Hurst Fire Department typically tests for Entry Fire Fighter once per year.  To take our test an applicant must be certified (or licensed) as a Texas Department State Health Services EMT-P or currently attending a paramedic school that will complete within the specified time listed on the examination notice.  An eligibility list will be created based on the results of the test, and it will be effective for 12 months from the date of the written examination or until exhausted.


Fire Department Employment

The Hurst Fire Department typically tests once a year for fire fighter positions.

To take our test you must be certified (or licensed) as a Texas Department State Health Services EMT-P or currently attending a paramedic school that will complete within the specified time listed on the examination notice.

Currently the City of Hurst is NOT accepting applications for the Fire Fighter position. Visit Fire Careers for more information on applying for City of Hurst Fire Fighter. The City of Hurst offers email or text notification of upcoming Fire Fighter Examinations. If you would like to receive notification of future Fire Fighter Entry Examinations, please click here to provide your contact information.

Minimum Requirements are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Certified or licensed as a Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services or have a National Registry Paramedic Certification.  At the time of entrance examination, applicants must provide evidence of Certification (or Licensure) by the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry Paramedic Certification.  Current Paramedic students anticipating graduation in May 2017 or who have a course completion certificate will be allowed to take the test; they will not be eligible for hire until they have met the State of Texas certification/licensure requirements.
  • Honorable discharge, if served in the military
  • Vision of 20/40 or better, corrected to 20/20 with no color blindness
  • Required to become certified as a structural fire fighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection within one year of employment
  • Pass physical agility test given by Tarrant County College within the six months prior to appointment or within 90 days of being appointed
  • In addition to above minimum requirements, must: 
  • Pass written examination
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass an Oral Review Board
  • Pass a polygraph examination
  • Pass a medical examination with drug screen

Fire Fighter Exam Notification

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Applicants for the position of Firefighter must first take and pass an entrance examination and be placed on an eligibility list to be considered for the position of Firefighter. 

Click here to learn more about the services provided by the Hurst Fire Department.