The El Paso Fire Department encourages both Women and Men to apply. The hiring process is a competitive application process in order to best serve the citizens of El Paso. Entry level positions with the Fire Department are divided into Certified Firefighter Trainee, Certified Paramedic-Fire Trainee and Firefighter Trainee. The City of El Paso is an equal opportunity employer. For more information please contact the El Paso Fire Department at (915) 212-5600 or see the contact information towards the bottom of the page.

Applications may be filled online at If this is your first time applying for a City job online, you must create an account that includes a unique username and password. Each applicant must have his/her own email address when setting up an account.  After your account is established, you can create an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Do not share your username and password with anyone. Only one applicant per account is allowed.




An online interest card can be filled out for any position which we are not currently accepting applications for, at  Select Firefighter Trainee and click on “Email me when jobs like this become available”, complete information on the Job Interest Card and then click “Submit Request”
Certification classes are available at El Paso Community College. Please call or e-mail Richard Bahena at (915) 831-2289 or 831-3160 ( for more information.
Certification classes for Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic are available at:

•  EPCC   (915) 831-7070;  Tony Ayub,
•  Life Ambulance  (915) 779-2111
•  ProAction  (915) 532-2771

If you are certified as an EMT or Firefighter in a state other than Texas and need to transfer to the State of Texas, please contact Texas Commission on Fire Protection at, (512) 936-3838 or Texas Department of State Health Services at, (512) 834-6700.
The El Paso Fire Department is an all paid, career department and does not utilize volunteer fire fighters. Below are some area volunteer departments:

•  Montana Vista Fire Rescue (915) 857-0990, (915) 857-1080
•  West Valley Fire Department (915) 886-2323
•  Socorro Fire Department (915) 851-9911
•  Horizon Fire Department (915) 852-3204


Recruitment Questions

Linda Sandoval
Human Resources Specialist

(915) 212-5623

Naomi Zamora
Human Resources Analyst
(915) 212-5621

Nancy Groh
Human Resources Analyst
(915) 212-5625

Firefighter Trainee links/resources

Communicator Trainee links/resources


Work Schedule
Most Fire Department employees work a rotating twenty-four hour schedule. This averages to 56-hours per week. The following calendars are the actual work schedules for the El Paso Fire Department.

  • Black  -  A shift
  • Green  -  B shift
  • Red   -  C shift
Shift Calendars