Become a Firefighter

fire recruitment flyer
All applicants are required to successfully complete each phase of the selection process.  The entire process takes approximately two months.  Each candidate will be advised of their status and application test dates as they move through the various steps.  The selection flow chart utilized by our agency is listed below on the right.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of firefighting or emergency medical experience preferred
  • Basic firefighter certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education or certifiable (must attach a copy of certification to application)
  • Valid Texas Class “B” Driver's License
  • EMT with EMT-I or Paramedic preferred from the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Students in fire academy may apply; completion of the academy and successful passing of state exam will be required for by hire date


  • Certification pay
  • 2 to 1 TMRS retirement match
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Career advancement
  • Job security 
  • Two medical plan options
      - High Deductible HSA plan (opportunity for $0 premium for Employee Only Medical through wellness program), City contributes to employee's HSA
          - PPO Medical Option with PPO Gap plan
  • Employee Coverage for Dental, life and LTD are city provided
  • Optional Coverage includes Vision, Dependent Life, Aflac and Legal Sheild
  • Paid vacation, sick days and other paid time off plans


  • $61,500.00

Becoming a Burleson Firefighter

Burleson firefighters respond to all fire, rescue and recovery alarms, sustain a high level of preparedness for emergencies, maintain station and vehicles and equipment for fire suppression/prevention and for rescue and recovery.

The most qualified applicants as determined from the applications will be selected to take the test. 
This posting is to establish an eligibility list.

1. An employment application must be completed online
2. Applicants selected for testing (based on qualifications) will be notified in writing before the test date. 
3. The City of Burleson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fire Service Training Center at Tarrant County College
4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179
Persons who have tested at Tarrant County College and hold a PAT card (within past six months), will not be required to test again.