HFD Academy Disclaimer
The Houston Fire Department Academy is a paramilitary program that will last approximately 7-9 months (length of time may vary).
During this time, cadets will attend fire school and emergency medical technician school (EMT). This program has physical ability training daily and will test physical agility. Cadets will be required to be able to perform physical fitness activities that may include, but are not limited to, running, pushups, sit ups, pull ups, climbing and carrying equipment, some of which may be tested and timed.
HFD Testing Disclaimer
To participate in the Firefighter Training hiring process you must complete an official application at www.houstontx.gov and meet the minimum qualifications.
Due to the volume of applicants, both the Civil Service Exam (CSE) and the Physical Abilities Testing (PAT) testing dates are by invitation only, and on a first come first serve basis. Failure to apply or meet the minimum qualifications will result in discontinuance of the process. Testing dates and times are subject to change.