Firefighter Recruitment

FIREFIGHTER II 

$61,165

Includes $6,000 Annual Paramedic Incentive

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Two years of verifiable, paid, fulltime firefighting experience in the State of Texas within the last five years,

TDSHS Paramedic/Licensed Paramedic Certification, TCFP Structural Firefighter Basic Certification & TCFP Driver Operator – Pumper Certification

FIREFIGHTER I/PARAMEDIC

$52,634

Includes $6,000 Annual Paramedic Incentive

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

TDSHS or NREMT Paramedic/Licensed Paramedic and TCFP Structural Firefighter Basic Certification

ASSIGNMENT TO THE PAYGRADE OF FIREFIGHTER II AFTER:

12 Months of employment and obtaining a TCFP Driver Operator – Pumper Certification

FIREFIGHTER I/EMT

$46,634

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

NREMT or TDSHS EMT-Basic, Advanced and TCFP Structural Firefighter Basic Certification

ASSIGNMENT TO THE PAYGRADE OF FIREFIGHTER I/PARAMEDIC AFTER:

Obtaining a TDSHS Paramedic/Licensed Paramedic Certification

BENEFITS
24/48 Shift Work Schedule / 10 Shifts per Month

Vacation (7.5 shifts/year; Increases with tenure), Personal/Bereavement Leave (1.5 shifts/year), Birthday Leave (0.5 shifts/year), Wellness Leave (up to 1 shift/year), Safe Driver (0.5 shifts/year), Sick Leave (4 shifts/year), Holiday Compensation, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), Longevity Pay, Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Workers Compensation, Tuition Reimbursement, Deferred Compensation (457) Plan, Texas Municipal Retirement System (Matching 2:1), Fire and EMS Continuing Education

PARAMEDIC REQUIREMENT

All new employees who do not currently hold a TDSHS Paramedic/Licensed Paramedic Certification will be required to obtain this certification in accordance with Copperas Cove Fire Department Policy.

MILITARY PREFERENCE

Military credit of five (5) points will be added to the overall hiring process score to those applicants who provide a DD-214 (MEMBER 4 COPY ONLY) showing type of discharge and a minimum of two (2) years of active military service at the time of application. Any discharge other than honorable discharge is not creditable.  Points will only be awarded to applicants after they have passed the Written Exam, EMS Scenario and Physical Ability Course.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

Fire Department employees shall reside no more than forty-five (45) minutes of travel time to the Emergency Operations Center located at 302 Avenue E, Copperas Cove, TX.

Scott Howard
Captain

Fire Department
Central Fire Station
415 S. Main St.
Copperas Cove, TX. 76522
Ph: (254)547-2514