Fire Department

Employment Opportunities


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:

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.

View & Apply Online Firefighter Trainee Application Tips

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.

We are currently ACCEPTING applications for the following positions:
We are currently NOT accepting applications for the following positions:

To receive a notification when the next application period opens,  fill out the interest form .

Select Fire & EMS and click on “Email me when jobs like this become available”,
complete information on the Job Interest Card and then click “Submit Request”.

Recruitment Questions

Linda Sandoval
Senior Human Resources Specialist
(915) 212-5623
[email protected]  

Andrea Gonzalez
Senior Human Resources Analyst
[email protected]
(915) 832-6840

Justin R. Paxton
Human Resources Analyst
(915) 212-5685
[email protected]

Denise Reynosa
Human Resources Business Partner
(915) 212-5684
[email protected]

Certification Classes

Available at El Paso Community College. Please call or e-mail Richard Bahena at  (915) 831-2289  or  831-3160  ( [email protected] ) for more information.

Certification classes for Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Intermediate, and Paramedic are available at:

EPCC (915) 831-7070
Tony Ayub,  [email protected]  
Life Ambulance (915) 779-2111
ProAction (915) 532-2771

Firefighter Trainee Links/Resources

Important Information - Firefighter Trainee Academy
Recruitment Process
Written Examination
Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) Training Guide
Pre-Academy Fitness Training Plan
Class B Permit Study Guide
Physical Fitness Benchmarks for Graduation
Firefighter Trainee Application Tips

Public Safety Communicator Trainee Links/Resources

PSCT Information Sheet
PSCT Application Tips

Transferring EMT or Firefighter

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 firefighters.

Area volunteer departments are:

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