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Become a Coppell Firefighter

​​​​​The Coppell Fire Department is now accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedics, Firefighters currently in Paramedic school, and Paramedics until October 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The department is adding a 4th Fire Station and we are looking to expand by 16 members.

The Coppell Fire Department is a progressive department that remains on the forefront of setting industry standards while "Building a Community for Life".  We provide fully staffed Paramedic Engines, a Truck Company and Ambulances while specializing in Technical Rescue including, Trench and Confined Space.

Qualifications

The Applicant must be 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

In addition, MUST meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Paramedic Certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry Paramedic Certification. (Fire Recruit salary $56,380.50 during sponsored Fire Academy)
  • Basic Structure Fire Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or equivalent (IFSAC Seal FF1 & FF2) and enrolled in a Certified Paramedic Program (Fire Recruit salary $56,380.50 for remainder of EMT/P training )
  • Basic Structure Fire Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or equivalent (IFSAC Seal FF1 & FF2) and Paramedic Certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry Paramedic Certification (Firefighter/Paramedic $64,374.00)
  • Valid State of Texas Class C driver's license.

Benefits

The City of Coppell offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (with city match contribution 2:1)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave
  • Longevity Pay $ 6.00 / month
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • College Tuition Reimbursement

Salary Range Certified Firefighter/Paramedic: $64,374.00 to $81,248.00 with additional incentive pay for the following:

  • $5,000 Signing Bonus for applicants with current Basic Structure Fire Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or equivalent and Paramedic Certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry Paramedic Certification upon hiring.
  • 1% Lump Sum Bonus upon completion of probation for all new members
  • Step Pay Plan
  • TCFP Certification for Intermediate and above $50 - $150/month
  • Critical Care Certification $100/month
  • Field Training Paramedic $300/month
  • Bachelors or Masters College Degree $100 -$150/month

Hiring process:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Interview with the Applicant Review Board
  • Medical Physical
  • Drug Screening
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Profile
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Fire Chief Interview

Physical Agility Test:

  • Event 1: Stair Climb (3 minutes @ Level 6 with 50lb. weighted vest)
  • Event 2: Kaiser Sledge Swing
  • Event 3: Hose Drag (150' of non-charged 1-3/4" hose)
  • Event 4: Kettle Bell Carry (2x 25lb. weights)
  • Event 5: Ladder Raise and Extension (24' ladder)
  • Event 6: Ladder Shoulder Carry (16' ladder)
  • Event 7: Maze (Black out Maze with Internal Obstacles)
  • Event 8: Rescue (165lb. Rescue Mannequin)
  • Maximum Time Allotment: 10 minutes 30 seconds

Coppell Fire Department Physical Agility Test Video

Coppell Fire Department PAT Grade Sheet

For information about joining the Coppell Fire Department please contact Captain Jarret Parr at jparr@coppelltx.gov, visit ​the Fire Department website​, or you may contact the Fire Department Administration at 972-304-3512.

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coppell/​.

The City of Coppell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Coppell will provide reasonable accommodations                to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.