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To serve and protect citizens of our community by providing the highest quality emergency response, fire prevention, health care, and public safety education.

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Thank you for visiting our recruitment page.  The following information is designed to educate you on the requirements for becoming a Lockhart firefighter.  We look forward for the opportunity for you to serve this community. 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

The City of Lockhart has adopted Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code which applies to the organization and operation of the fire department.

FIREFIGHTER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Must be a citizen of the United States

  • Age 18 to 35 at the time of the written exam
  • High school graduate or G.E.D.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Must pass a written Civil Service exam & Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • Basic Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) (or enrolled in a fire academy)
  • Basic EMT certification from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
  • (or current enrollment in EMT class)
  • Applicants will be subject to background checks for driving and criminal records

HOW TO APPLY

The fire department tests at least annually for entry level firefighter positions.  Please contact the Civil Service Director for testing dates and application packets at Fire Department Civil Service Opportunities

CONTACT US

Randy Jenkins

Fire Chief/EMC

rjenkins@lockhart-tx.org

Lockhart Fire Department

201 W. Market St. Lockhart, Texas 78644

512-398-2321

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