How do I become a firefighter with the Midland Fire Department?
Firefighter hopefuls may apply for the Fire Recruit position when it is visible on the City of Midland’s job opportunities page at

Recruits are required to attend assigned training and become certified firefighters with the Texas Commission Fire Protection and certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT within one year of employment.

Applicants must have at least 15 hours of college credit within the last five years or have obtained minimum scoring levels on college admittance tests. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold the following current certifications:

·National Registry EMT or Paramedic certifications or
·Texas DSHS EMT or Paramedic certifications or
·Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Fire Suppression certification or
·Out-of-state fire certification with IFSAC seals.

In addition to the application, candidates must pass a general knowledge written test and firefighter entry-level physical agility test that includes tasks similar to those used in day-to-day tasks. This will be followed by an in-person interview. Interested applicants are encouraged to check the job posting for more qualifications and information.

Midland College runs a firefighter academy annually as well as EMT and Paramedic programs. For more information, please contact Mark Kuhn at 432-685-6757 or visit

For more information regarding applications, please call 432-685-7346.

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1. How do I obtain a fire or accident report?
2. How do I schedule a Fire Station visit?
3. Is there currently a burn ban in Midland County?
4. Does Midland Fire Department provide car seat training?
5. How do I become a firefighter with the Midland Fire Department?
6. Will the Midland Fire Department provide water for pools or tanks?
7. What is the name & phone number of the responding Fire Department for this area?
8. Is Midland Fire Department a paid or volunteer department?
9. How many responding firefighters are on duty during the day & night?
10. What are the number of gallons on each pumper?
11. What are the number of tankers and gallon capacity of each?
12. On an initial response how many gallons of water are brought by the Fire Department?
13. What is the distance from the Fire Department to a dwelling?
14. What is the response time in minutes, including scramble time?
15. Are roads paved and accessible at all times?
16. Are there any physical barriers (locked gates, railroad crossing, one lane roads, home on a dead end street, narrow bridges, etc.)?
17. Is there a public hydrant within 1,000 feet of the dwelling?
18. If not, describe alternate water source if there is one (i.e. dry hydrant, lake, cistern):