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K. DobsonA Message from Fire Chief Kenneth Dobson

Thank you for your interest in learning about the Baytown Fire Department and the advantages we have to offer you. Our Department is the perfect place to build a career with many opportunities beyond firefighting and medical response to diversify your work experience. These opportunities include our Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Regional USAR and Technical Rescue Team, Training Division, Emergency Management, SWAT Medic, Dive Team, Fire Marshal’s Office, and BEAT Alley Fire Education.

As a member of our team (Baytown Fire Family), you will work alongside highly trained men and women, committed to our mission of providing the highest levels of fire and emergency medical service possible to our citizens, businesses, surrounding communities, and industry partners. We are a rapidly growing city and our Fire Department is beginning a new phase focused on exceptional service and operational excellence. This is a great time to join our dedicated Baytown Fire Family as we work together to become a model Fire Department for all others across the nation.

We are looking for men and women to join our team and serve our community through the City’s core values of Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership, and Stewardship. I invite you to look over the information on our website and give serious consideration to a career with the Baytown Fire Department.


The City of Baytown, TX is now seeking candidates who possess the qualifications and talent to join the elite ranks of the Baytown Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. If you are interested in beginning or advancing your career in Fire and Emergency Medical Services then do not hesitate to apply. The application period runs from September 8, 2020 - December 18, 2020. The Baytown Fire Department is a career fire department with 154 uniformed paid firefighters working a 24 hours on/48 hours off schedule. An annual civil service examination is given to establish an eligibility list of candidates for employment. A candidate must pass both the written and physical examination to be considered for employment. Applications are accepted from individuals that are currently: 

  • Certified Firefighter/ Paramedic (National Registry or Texas Department of State Health Services)
  • Certified Paramedic
    *Those individuals that are paramedic only and successful in joining the BFD family will be required to obtain their firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection within their first year of employment. BFD will support and assist new employees with their Fire Certification process. 

Application Deadline:

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Civil Service Written Examination:

Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Location 2407 Market St. Baytown TX 77520

Physical Ability Test: 

Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Location 7022 Bayway Drive Baytown TX 77520

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum requirements required to take the entrance examination:
  • Applicant must be at least 19 years of age and less than 37 years of age by the date of hire. 
  • Applicant must possess a High School Diploma or GED at the time of examination. 
  • An applicant is eligible to take the entrance examination if the applicant has completed a paramedic training program through an accredited training facility. The applicant must possess certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic or as a Texas Department of State Health Services certified Emergency medical Technician Paramedic at the time of appointment. 
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen.
  • Applicant must have not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
  • Applicant must successfully meet Baytown standards for all supplemental questions relating to criminal history.