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
  • Certified or Certifiable Firefighter in the State of Texas -not required, but preferred
  • Honorable discharge if ever in the military
  • EMT with Fire certification or Paramedic in the State of Texas through TX Department of State Health Services with or without Paramedic certification.
  • Possess a current driver's license
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.