All applicants are required to successfully complete each phase of the selection process. The entire process takes approximately two months. Each candidate will be advised of their status and application test dates as they move through the various steps. The selection flow chart utilized by our agency is listed below on the right.
High School Diploma or GED
One year of firefighting or emergency medical experience preferred
Basic firefighter certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education or certifiable (must attach a copy of certification to application)
Valid Texas Class “B” Driver's License
EMT with EMT-I or Paramedic preferred from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Students in fire academy may apply; completion of the academy and successful passing of state exam will be required for by hire date
2 to 1 TMRS retirement match
Two medical plan options - High Deductible HSA plan (opportunity for $0 premium for Employee Only Medical through wellness program), City contributes to employee's HSA
- PPO Medical Option with PPO Gap plan
Employee Coverage for Dental, life and LTD are city provided
Optional Coverage includes Vision, Dependent Life, Aflac and Legal Sheild
Paid vacation, sick days and other paid time off plans
$53,000 per year
Becoming a Burleson Firefighter
Burleson firefighters respond to all fire, rescue and recovery alarms, sustain a high level of preparedness for emergencies, maintain station and vehicles and equipment for fire suppression/prevention and for rescue and recovery.
The most qualified applicants as determined from the applications will be selected to take the test. This posting is to establish an eligibility list.
1. An employment application must be completed. Applications can be obtained from City Hall or online.
2. Applicants selected for testing (based on qualifications) will be notified in writing before the test date.
3. The City of Burleson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CLOSING DATE: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 TESTING DATE: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING: TBD
Fire Service Training Center at Tarrant County College
4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179
Persons who have tested at Tarrant County College and hold a PAT card (within past six months), will not be required to test again.