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The Houston Fire Department is excited to offer a $5,000 Hiring Incentive to all hires, Certified and Non-Certified individuals, during their employment in the training academy.

 

Work/Life Balance

The Houston Fire Department has a very unique work schedule that lends effectively to work/life balance.

HFD offers 4 shifts (A, B, C and D) 

Each shift works the following schedule:

  • 24 Hours On
  • 24 Off
  • 24 Hours On
  • 5 Days Off Until The Next Shift

This equates to working approximately 9 days a month or 108/365 days of the year.

 

Salary

Salary is based on 26 equal pay periods: Beginning 07/8/2023

Rank

Bi-weekly

Annual

Firefighter Trainee  $1,384.62  $36,000  
Probationary Firefighter  $1,840.14 $47,843
1st Year Firefighter  $1,993.95  $51,842
2nd Year Firefighter  $2,097.62 $54,538
3rd, 4th Year Firefighter  $2,207.49 $57,394
5th, 6th, 7th Year Firefighter  $2,345.11 $60,972
8th, 9th, 10th Year Firefighter  $2,411.55 $62,700
     
Specialty Premium Pay Bi-Weekly Annual
Bilingual Pay  $69.23  $1,800
Emergency Medical Technician  $100.00  $2,600
Paramedic Restricted  $115.38  $3,000
Paramedic Unrestricted  $276.92  $7,200
     
Training Incentive Pay Bi-Weekly Annual
Intermediate Certification $41.55 $1,080
Advanced Certification $73.86 $1,920
Master’s Certification $92.08 $2,394
     

 

Benefits

For more information about medical benefits visit the COH Benefits main page.

 

HFD Steps

Civil Service Exam – The CSE consists of basic Reading and Math comprehension. 

Start the application process by completing an online application and emailing the following documents to hfdhiringproces@houstontx.gov.

  1. Transcript(s) to verify the required 15 accredited hours or
  2. DD214 military documents to verify 2 years of active duty with an honorable discharge

Qualified applicants will receive a study guide.

Immunizations

At this time all applicants should begin submitting all required immunization records to the HFD Infection Control Office by email at hfdinfectioncontrol@houstontx.gov using the provided cover sheet. 

Follow the immunization instructions and requirements in the immunization packet.