• SHERMAN FIRE – RESCUE

Test Date – September 26, 2020, 9:00am
Sherman Municipal Ballroom – 405 N. Rusk Street
Deadline to Apply – September 18, 2020, 5:00pm


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Firefighting is a noble profession and a rewarding career choice for anyone looking to give back to his or her community. It is a job with serious responsibilities, but the reward is having a job that really counts.

Mission Statement

As members of Sherman Fire – Rescue we have the honor to provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of our city. Each member of the department has the desire, ability and the courage necessary to support this mission. Second only to that duty is our responsibility to each other. We value our tradition and will treat each other with the respect and dignity our profession deserves.

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Qualifications

Applicants for beginning positions within the City of Sherman Fire Department must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the examination;
  2. Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Certification;
  3. Must have a valid and current Motor Vehicle Operator’s License;
  4. Must hold current Basic Firefighter certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection by the last date applications are accepted;
  5. Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) or Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) by the Texas Department of State Health Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, by the last date applications are accepted;
  6. Must be able to read and write English;
  7. Must be free of disease or physical and/or mental defect that would in any manner interfere with the applicant performing the duties of a Firefighter;
  8. Must have eyesight that is correctable to 20/20 in each eye, 20/100 uncorrected; (Colorblindness is a disqualifying condition);
  9. Must have normal hearing ability free from hearing impairment;

Hiring preference will be given to candidates who are currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) by the Texas Department of State Health Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. 

An additional five (5) points shall be added to the examination score of an applicant who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces and has received an Honorable Discharge and passes the written examination.

Any person who has previously been PERMANENTLY REJECTED for Civil Service employment with the City of Sherman Police or Fire Department, shall not be permitted to apply.

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No longer accepting applications.