Duty •  Honor • Compassion • Excellence • To meet and exceed our community’s needs and expectations by providing high quality emergency response, life safety and community support services.

Employment & Recruiting

Firefighter Exam Registration Now Open

Registration for the Civil Service Exam is now open for the 2019 Hiring Process. Applicants interested in an entry level position as a firefighter must take the Civil Service entrance exam and score a 70% or better for further consideration. The exam is open to those who meet the minimum qualifications based the Texas Local Governement Code Chapter 143, Arlington Civil Service Local Rules, and Texas Criminal Justice Information Systems.  Also, visit Texas Commission on Fire Protection  for licensing and certification requirements. Registration will close November 13th at 5 p.m. The entrance exam will be November 27th at 6 p.m. CST.

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Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Information

All employees of the Arlington Fire Department, regardless of position or assignment, are required to meet and maintain qualifications for Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) access, as specified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s Texas CJIS Systems Access Policy.  Please review additional information on the Texas Department of Public Safety website.

Recruitment Officer

Lieutenant Patrick Blair
Office:  817-459-6022
Fax:  817-457-4663
Email:  FireHire@arlingtontx.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Major Holidays

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Recruitment Video