The Oak Hill Fire Department anticipates announcing a process to establish our next hiring list soon.
Please check back often to learn more about our hiring process and how to apply.
New applications are not yet being accepted for the position of Firefighter/EMT.
When applications begin being accepted, the following information will provide you direction in filling out the application package, including required documentation, forms, and signatures. Incomplete applications will be removed from the process.
Click HERE to read more detailed information concerning the requirements and process for the full time hiring process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are included below for your convenience.
Applicants for employment must be at least 18 years of age and have either a high school diploma or a GED. They must be certified or certifiable as a firefighter with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and an EMT-B with the Texas Department of State Health Services at a minimum by date of hire.
Information about the Physical Agility Test can be found HERE.
The following links provide a demonstration of most of the Physical Agility Test tasks:
Hose Adapter Connections (photo only)
All video demonstrations can be viewed in order by clicking “Play All” HERE.
Applications must include a current driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety with written verification of certifications.
The current Oak Hill Fire Department pay rates can be found HERE, including additional pages showing longevity and certification incentives.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Oak Hill Fire Department’s shift schedule?
The Oak Hill Fire Department has adopted the 48/96 work schedule. Firefighters report for two consecutive 24-hour shifts that comprise one 48-hour tour. They are then off duty for 96 hours before their next tour.
Does the Oak Hill Fire Department have “Kelly” shifts?
The Oak Hill Fire Department pays overtime and does not utilize “Kelly” shifts.
What if I have a Firefighter certification from another state?
If you hold an active certification from another state, please contact the Texas Commission on Fire Protection to determine what may be required for you to become a certified Firefighter in the State of Texas. The Oak Hill Fire Department cannot accept out of state certifications in lieu of certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Applicants must hold an active TCFP Firefighter certification by the testing date in order to be eligible.
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