The Oak Hill Fire Department is Currently Hiring!

Hiring Process

Applications for full time Firefighter/EMT positions are currently being accepted. Applications must be received no later than 17:00 on Friday, June 28, 2024.
Applications postmarked but not received by June 28, 2024 will not be considered.


Click HERE to read more detailed information concerning the requirements and process for the current  full-time hiring process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are included below for your convenience.



Application Details

Applicants for employment must be at least 18 years of age and have either a high school diploma or a GED. Applicants 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:
Ladder Carry
Equipment Transfer
Forcible Entry Prop
Tower Climb
Hose Drag/Pull
Hose Adapter Connections (photo only)
Victim Drag
All video demonstrations can be viewed in order by clicking “Play All” at this link.


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 are:
$23.16 per hour (while on probation)
$23.69 per hour (off probation)
The Oak Hill Fire Department also offers longevity and certification pay incentives.

Frequently Asked Questions


How many positions are you hiring?

There is currently one opening being considered for hire.
However, this hiring process will establish the list from which new hires will be taken for up to the next 12 months. If more openings develop, those completing this process will be considered for employment from the list based on their ranking at the conclusion of the process.


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 scheduled 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 does the Oak Hill Fire Department do to minimize cancer risks?

The Oak Hill Fire Department has taken numerous steps to minimize the risk of cancer in the Firefighting profession. We provide two sets of structural Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), have separate storage rooms for PPE storage, and we have implemented a decontamination guideline where crews remain out of service following a fire to ensure they shower and switch into their second set of PPE prior to returning to service. We also continue working on new concepts and have plans to expand protection in upcoming budgets.
*The Oak Hill Fire Department is also a tobacco, e-cig, and vape-free organization. No use of these items is permitted on our properties, in our vehicles, on incident scenes, or at any time while on duty.


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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