Employment / Recruiting
The Town of Flower Mound is not currently accepting applications for Firefighter.  
Firefighter Requirements
Applicants wishing to become a firefighter must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a certifiable firefighter in accordance with Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education by hire date
  • Be able to hear sounds of low intensity or to distinguish voice from background noise
  • Be able to lift up to 200 pounds of heavy objects or bodies, crawling, bending, running, kneeling, climbing on and off equipment
  • Be able to maintain a 24 hour on and 48 hours off work schedule and additional hours as required
  • Be able to make mathematical calculations
  • Be able to make quick sound decisions in emergency situations
  • Be able to perform strenuous physical activity, to include exerting up to 100 lbs. of pressure, strength and endurance
  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the job, must be able to work under stress, exhibit emotional stability and courage to perform hazardous fire fighting duties
  • Be able to read directional signage, medical information
  • Be able to smell smoke or hazardous materials
  • Be able to talk to emergency medical patients and victims in emergency situations
  • Be able to wear heavy protective equipment to include respirators
  • Be able to work in adverse environmental and hazardous conditions to include mechanical, electrical, fume odor, dust/mist, chemical, heat, smoke, hazardous materials or toxic substances, infectious or contagious diseases and blood borne pathogens
  • Be able to work indoors, outdoors, underground, in trenches, on level, slippery, sloping, unstable and muddy terrain, and under constantly noisy conditions
  • Be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician by the Texas Department of Health by hire date
  • Have a Certified Paramedic by the Texas Department of Health (preferable - not required)
  • Have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)
  • Have a valid Texas Class B driver's license by hire date and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy
  • Have color vision adequate to identify red, green and yellow colors, color coded markings, warning signs, see and respond to imminently hazardous situations
  • Have excellent skills in math, reading and comprehension, and public relations, and Advanced Life Support techniques
  • Have extensive knowledge of fire and emergency medical services, the behaviors and chemistry of fire and hazardous materials and application to intervention, physiology, anatomy, human body, subsystems medicine, drugs, and laws and legal responsibilities affecting emergency health care and fire protection
  • Have far visual acuity and peripheral vision for hazardous situations

Duties and Responsibilities
Active firefighters have the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Adheres to personnel, departmental, and safety policies and procedures
  • Attends training sessions, seminars, and meetings for certification; and continued education programs in firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Calculates optimum water pressure and operates pumps
  • Communicates with the general public and citizens regarding fire prevention and general inquiries
  • Informs supervisor of all work activities and all public inquiries and complaints
  • Inspects buildings for preplanning and code compliance operations, as assigned
  • Issues Burn Permit processes
  • Keeps abreast of Town streets, building locations, construction areas, fire hydrant locations, etc.
  • Maintains apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants
  • Operates and maintains various fire equipment, apparatus, vehicles, and ambulances
  • Participates in drills, demonstrations, and training
  • Performs firefighting, first aid, emergency medical services, and rescue skills including: working with fatalities, serious injuries, and other fire and emergency medical scene hazards that may occur
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Prepares and submits fire reports, medical reports, ambulance reports, and various other reports as assigned
  • Protects property from water and smoke damage
  • Responds to fire alarms as driver of pumper or ladder trucks; tasks include adequate visual acuity to read placards and street signs or see and respond to imminently hazardous situations
  • Responds to fire and emergency medical calls, rescue, and other service calls
  • Supervises the direction of a shift as assigned
  • Trains volunteers and public as assigned

For Firefighter Testing Notification, please complete the job interest card

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