Registration Opens for City of Carrollton Firefighter Entrance Exam
Registration for the City of Carrollton firefighter entrance exam opens Thursday, January 5 and will remain open through Friday, February 3.
The exam will be administered Saturday, February 4 at 9 a.m. in the Newman Smith High School cafeteria (2335 North Josey Lane).
An employment application must also be completed online at cityofcarrollton.com/jobs during an open application period from Thursday, January 5 through Friday, February 17.
Applicants who may take an entrance examination for a beginning position in the fire department and be certified eligible must be at least 18 years of age, but no more than 35-years-old by the date of exam according to Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code.
“We are looking for highly motivated individuals to serve our community with integrity and courage and to commit themselves to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Carrollton,” Assistant Fire Chief Mark Haseloff said of the high ranking North Texas public safety agency.
The City of Carrollton has a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) for its improved fire protection capabilities. The rating is the highest possible and drives the City to the top 1 percent of all communities classified by the ISO. Additionally, in early December 2016, members of the department received the American Heart Association’s Heart Saver award for their successful work on a recent cardiopulmonary resuscitation case. The department has earned the highest CPR save rate among members of the Dallas area Resuscitation Outcome Consortium (ROC) under the direction of the UT Southwestern Medical School; it continues to strive for excellence through training and protocol improvement.
Haseloff encourages community-minded citizens to “come take the challenge of becoming part of a progressive team that responds quickly, makes a positive difference, and returns home safely.”
The Carrollton Fire Rescue mission is To provide the citizen and visitors of Carrollton a well-trained team of professionals to protect their life and property through emergency prevention, education, code compliance, EMS, fire suppression, rescue, and emergency management in a safe, cooperative, efficient, and cost effective manner.
For more information and qualification details, or to register for the exam, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fire.