Do I have to be a certified Texas Firefighter?

Yes. You will be required to possess a Basic (or above) Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) or documentation from the TCFP stating that you are a certified firefighter at the time of entrance examination. For more information visit the TCFP website.

*WE DO NOT HAVE AN ACADEMY* You must already have your Basic (or above) Structure Fire Protection Personnel TFCP Certification & DHSH EMS Certification before applying.

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1. Do I have to have a high school diploma or GED to apply?
2. Can I pick up an application now?
3. Where do I apply?
4. Do you take applications throughout the year?
5. Can I transfer my state fire certification from another state to Texas?
6. Will I get paid more if I have a degree?
7. If I am already a certified Firefighter, will I have to go through firefighting training?
8. Do I have to be a certified Texas Firefighter?
9. Do I need to be a licensed paramedic to take the Civil Service Exam?
10. Is there one civil service test for all the cities in Central Texas?
11. Where can I obtain study material for the civil service test?
12. Can I volunteer as a firefighter in the City of San Marcos?
13. Where can I find general certification FAQs from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)?
14. Is there an age limit to apply?
15. What is the fire department pay schedule?