Courtesy EPFD

El Paso FD hiring Certified Firefighter Trainees

The El Paso Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Certified Firefighter Trainees.

Applicants are required to have 24 post-secondary semester credit hours in any field of study with a minimum of 2.0 GPA, or at least two years of full-time, active military service with an honorable discharge and a High School diploma or GED.

Applicants must also possess current Texas State Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structural Firefighter Certification (TCFP-Basic FF) and Texas Department of State Health Services Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification (DSHS-EMT-B) at the time of application.

The application window will remain open until May 29, 2016, but applicants are encouraged to apply immediately at as the position may close when a pre-set number of qualified applications have been received.

Selected candidates will go through a paid, eight-week Training Academy, earning $13.95 an hour. Upon completion of the Training Academy, trainees will be promoted to Firefighter, starting at $37,957.27 annually.