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 El Paso Fire Department Hiring Firefighter Trainees

El Paso Fire Department Hiring Firefighter Trainees

The El Paso Fire Department will be accepting applications for Firefighter Trainee starting on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Via a news release, EPFD officials shared, “We are actively seeking qualified candidates who are committed to providing the highest level of service to the El Paso community.”

The application deadline is August 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM MDT​.  Applications will be accepted online.

Selected candidates will go through a paid, 6-month Training Academy, earning $12.65 an hour.  Upon completion of the academy, trainees will be promoted to Firefighter, starting at $40,268.87 annually.

During the hiring process, applicants will be required to pass a written examination, background check, physical fitness testing, interview, and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Applicants are required to have twenty-four (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 military service with an honorable discharge
  • Texas Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent from another state

For more information, please visit www.epfire.org or www.elpasotexas.gov/human-resources.

City of El Paso

While the initial information was provided by the City of El Paso, it has been reviewed and copy-checked by a Herald-Post editor. In some cases, the text has been reformatted for better readability.

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