Recruitment and Hiring

Firefighter Prerequisites
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate, or possess a high school equivalence diploma
  • Candidates must posses a valid Texas driver's license. Candidates that do not posses a Class B Texas license must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Class B license.
  • Certifications are not required to apply. However, preference may be given to candidates with Texas Department of Health EMT or Paramedic Certification, Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification and/or prior military experience (honorably discharged).
More Info
Firefighter on truck coming up on Stoney Creek house fire
Required Qualities
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Compassion, even when stressed
  • Effective communication skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Motivation to serve
  • Problem solving skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong work ethic
  • Tolerance
Helpful Resources
Cedar Hill Fire Department Employment Steps
Cedar Hill Fire Department Physical Agility
Fire fighter pulls hose to get a better angle against a fire.