Photo Courtesy ofEl Paso Fire Department
Photo Courtesy ofEl Paso Fire Department

El Paso Fire Department Accepting Applications for Firefighter Trainee

The El Paso Fire Department is seeking applicants for the upcoming Fire Training Academy Class 103. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2023.

Interested individuals are invited to visit to view the updated requirements.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in order to apply:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or higher.
  • Two years of general work experience or 12 post-secondary semester credit hours in any field of study with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
Selected candidates will go through an eight-month paid training program as a firefighter trainee and will be promoted to the rank of firefighter upon graduation. All Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter certifications are provided at the Fire Training Academy.
During the hiring process, applicants will be evaluated through a written exam, background check, physical fitness testing, an interview and other testing that might be deemed appropriate.
Becoming an El Paso first responder is a demanding but rewarding career serving our community. Interested individuals with any questions about the hiring process, requirements or training academy are encouraged to contact the Fire Department’s Human Resources team at 915-212-5600.

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