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Join The Best! Come Earn It!

The Live Oak Fire Department is actively recruiting people that would love a career in the fire service. We have an aggressive training program to include training around the United States. Starting pay for a basic firefighter straight out of the academy is $50,079. If you come with experience, the salary could be as high as $59,819. We have a 7-firefighter shift, double engine company station and 48/96-hour tours with extra hours opportunities.

Live Oak Fire Department truck

Minimum Requirements

  • A basic firefighter certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • A basic Emergency Medical Technician certification from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
  • A valid Texas Class B driver’s license or obtain license within six (6) months of hire

Hiring Process

  • Written Ergometrics test (Applicants must have a 70% or better to move to the next phase)
  • Candidate Physical Agility Test (PAT). (Candidate must pass the PAT to move to the next phase)
  • Interview
Live Oak Fire Department truck and driver
Live Oak Fire Department personnel
  • $50,079 - $59,819
    Not Including FLSA Overtime or Holiday Pay
  • Annual Step Increases
  • Starting Pay Dependent on Qualifications & Years of Service
  • Certification Pay Up to $150.00 Per Month
  • Uniform Cleaning Allowance $900.00 Per Year

Standard Benefits

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, 10 Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday & Longevity Day
  • TMRS Retirement 7% - 2 to 1 Match
  • Employee Health & Dental Insurance 100&% Funded
  • Family Health & Dental Insurance 45% Funded
  • Life Insurance / Long Term Disability & AD&D 100% Funded
  • Dependent Basic Life Insurance 100% Funded
  • Longevity Pay $10.00 Per Month
  • Lifescan 100% Funded

Additional Benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Premier Training Opportunities at the Best Facilities Across the Nation
  • 48/96 Schedule
  • Home of the Dagum Texas Fire Conference
  • Brand New Frontline Fleet By Summer of 2024
Live Oak Fire Department training grounds