Employment

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Qualifications

The Texas Commission of Fire Protection states that a recruit must be trained and state certified prior to assignment as a firefighter. The basic fire curriculum consists of 468 hours of training, which is equivalent to the NFPA Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Driver/Pump Operator, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations. The candidate must also be trained to a minimum of EMT-Paramedic.  The Trophy Club Fire Department does not conduct its own fire academy for recruits, but training is available from the local community college and other certified agencies.  All new personnel will receive physical exams and immunizations which exceed minimum NFPA recognized standards with appointments.

Continuing Education

If our Firefighter/Paramedics aren’t responding to a call or maintaining the equipment at the fire station, there is a good chance they are in training to keep their skills sharp and stay on top of the latest technological and medical developments.

All Paramedics are required by the Texas Department of Health Services to complete 144 hours of EMS continuing education every four years.  The Trophy Club Fire Department contracts with Tarrant County College for 32 hours of training per year, and our Medical Director, Dr. John Ansohn, provides an additional 8 hours of training per year.

For firefighter certification, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection requires at least 20 hours of continuing education each year.  For Hazmat Technicians, there is an additional 20 hours of training.  The Trophy Club Fire Department schedules more than the minimum required training in a combination of in house programs and classes led by the Tarrant County College.  We conduct at least 8 hours of live fire training per year.

For firefighters trained to respond to wildfires, there is additional training coordinated through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS.)

Job Listings

The Town’s Human Resources Department posts job openings on various websites, including the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, the local community college, and the Town of Trophy Club.   If you would like to be notified of job opportunities, please see the Town’s email subscriptions page .

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Trophy Club is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap, disability, or veteran status in activities, services or employment practices.