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Austin Fire Department

About Austin Fire Department:

“Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name” is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department(AFD). Known as a leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training.

A leader in the fire service, the Austin Fire Department protects lives and property through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies. We continually strive to be the best fire department in the country!


Positions Available:

Are you ready to join Austin’s bravest? Consider a career that enables you to save lives, serve your community, and continue your professional and educational advancement.  The City of Austin will be hiring full time fire fighters soon! Go online to to learn more and fill out a candidate interest card.

Fire fighters respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents by providing services including but not limited to:

Emergency rescue and fire suppression;
Search and rescue for trapped or injured persons;
Emergency medical and first aid services;
Drive and/or operate fire apparatus;
Participate in fire prevention operations, activities and programs;
Prepare reports regarding emergency incidents as assigned

Benefits include:

A six month paid fire academy;
$53,456 after one year of service;
$63,311 after three years of service;
A tuition reimbursement program;
Full health benefits;
Excellent retirement program;
Generous vacation time