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The Fire Department offers a new Lateral Hire Program and the following incentive, certification and education pays. For more information on the City of College Station's Firefighter compensation, view our Firefighter Pay Scale
    Incentive Pay
    • $5,000 hiring bonus for Certified Firefighter/Paramedic
    • Daily Paramedic Ambulance Pay - $120 per 24 hour shift.
    • EMT-Paramedic certification - $6,000 annually
    • Dual Language - up to $720 annually
    • Hazardous Materials Technician - $600 annually
    • Longevity - $4 per month per year of service, starting after one year
    • Earn up to 51 hours of overtime annually from FLSA compensation.
    • Multiple overtime opportunities - sporting events, concerts, peak ambulance, and Northgate Entertainment District staffing.
    • ARFF* - $600 annually
    • Arson Investigator* - $600 annually

    * Limited positions available

    Certification/Education Pay
    TCFP Advanced Certifications

    • Intermediate - $900 annually
    • Advanced - $1,200 annually
    • Master - $1,800 annually


    • Associate Degree - $300 annually
    • Bachelor's Degree - $600 annually
    • Master's Degree - $900 annually


The City of College Station offers a comprehensive benefits package to include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching), Deferred Compensation, Term Life AD&D, Dependent Life, Flex Benefits and an Employee Health Clinic.

For a comprehensive overview of all of the City's Benefit offerings, including health insurance and other voluntary insurance, view our Benefits Summary.

    Firefighters earn annual leave at the following rate: first year- 5 shifts; 1-15 years- 7.5 shifts; over 15 years- 10 shifts.
    Sick Leave
    All full-time regular employees accrue 1/2 shift (12 hours) per month, or 6 shifts (144 hours) annually.
    Firefighters receive 6 shifts (144 hours) of paid holiday per year.
    Each employee contributes 7% of his/her salary into the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Effective January 1, 2002, employees are vested after five years, at which time the City contributes to the fund at a 2:1 ratio. Employees may retire at any age with 20 years of service. An employee may retire after five years of service if they have reached 60 years of age. An employee who leaves the service of the city and ceases to be a member of TMRS is entitled to a refund of all accumulated contributions in his/her account or may leave them in the fund for up to five years.
    Deferred Compensation & Roth Plans
    The City offers 457 deferred compensation plans and Roth plans administered by Nationwide or MissionSquare.

The City of College Station is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Contact Information

Fire Department Recruiting300 Krenek Tap Rd979.764.2600
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