Fire Department Hiring Process

The City advertises openings for Firefighters in local newspapers and uses other methods to ensure that potential applicants are aware that we are hiring.

To view current employment opportunities visit   Applicants will be notified, via postcard, when there is a position available in the Fire Department.




The basic requirements for submitting an application can vary to some degree. Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be a Certified Firefighter/Paramedic
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Be subject to a search of records to disclose a criminal record
  • Have the visual acuity needed to discern traffic lights and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light
  • Be able to distinguish between the colors red, yellow and green
  • Valid State of Texas Class “C” Driver’s License
  • Minimum Age – 18




 Hiring Process

Applicants will be contacted after an online application has been received and Human Resources has verified that the minimum requirements have been met an information packet will be sent. The information packet will outline the next steps in the hiring process. Steps include:

  • Rapid Panel Interview
  • Physical Ability Test – Must be completed under 4 minutes 17 seconds
  • Background Check – Polygraph, criminal history, credit and driving record
  • Interview Letter of Intent to Hire – Contingent on passing the following tests/exams:
    • Drug Test
    • Physical Examination
    • Psychological Examination

For further questions or information, contact Assistant Chief Terry McGrath, 972.219.3580 or by email at  Applicants can also stop by the Lewisville Fire Department Administration Offices located at 188 North Valley Parkway.