I have been working at Houston Fire Department - Texas full-time (More than 10 years)
Retirement and job security also helping people is rewarding.
Working with public can be fustrating
Advice to Management
Train personnel as much as possible in order to stay safe in and out of firestation. Also keep politicians away from our pension.
I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Houston Fire Department - Texas (Houston, TX).
-Begins with applying online at www.hfdcareers.org
-Requires proof of at least 24 College Credits, or at least 2 years of active, US military service.
-Take the Physical Abilities Test: 1.5 miles in 13:07, and other basic strength/endurance portions.
-Take the Civil Service Exam: A written test based on personality/basic math/spatial awareness
A one on one "interview" with a recruiter: Nothing hard at all. Just to get a feel for why you want to join the Houston Fire Department and to answer any questions you may have.
-Background check, Drug Testing, Uniform Fitting, Fingerprints, Necessary Immunizations, Medical Exam
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