Recruiting & Training

  1. Recruiting
  2. Training

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  1. Pay & Benefits
  2. Quality of Life
  3. Career Paths

ANNUAL PAY AND INCENTIVES: 
STARTING ANNUAL BASE PAY FOR FIREFIGHTER: $54,773.00 (not including approximate built-in over-time of $4,200 per year) 

  • EMT – Paramedic: $3000 
  • TCFP Intermediate Firefighter: $600, Advanced Firefighter: $1,200/Master Firefighter: $1,800
  • EMT – Intermediate: $1,800
  • EMS/Fire Instructor: $300 
  • Fire & Arson Assignment: $1,800
  • Bilingual ability (Spanish or German only, test required): $300
  • Associates Degree: $600, Bachelor’s Degree: $1,200, Master’s Degree: $1,800 

BENEFITS:

  • 48/96 Work Schedule
  • Vacation – 180 Hours per year for the first 2 years 
  • Military Leave 
  • Sick Leave – 180 Hours per year 
  • Bereavement – 24 Hours per year 
  • Longevity - $6.50 per month TMRS – 7%; 2 to 1 City Match 
  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance 
  • Twelve (12) Paid Holidays 
  • Uniforms and Equipment 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Employee Assistance Program 

*Note: All insurance products are offered and effective on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.