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Firefighter Hiring Process 2020 – Exam Registration is Now Closed

Registration for the Civil Service exam has now closed for the 2020 Firefighter Hiring Process. The Civil Service Office is now reviewing all applicant registrations to determine eligibility to sit for the entrance exam. Applicants will be notified of their eligibility status by e-mail from the Civil Service Office. The e-mail will provide additional information for those who are eligible to take the exam. 

Tentative Hiring Process Event Schedule

  • Firefighter Civil Service Exam – January 8, 2020
  • Aerobic Capacity 1.5 Mile Run – February 4, 2020
  • Physical Ability Test (PAT) – February 10, 12, 13, 2020 (Alternate Date February 18, 2020)
  • Oral Interviews – March 17, 18 & 20, 2020
  • Polygraph Testing – March 26 – April 24, 2020

Once the Eligibility List with passing exam scores is published, applicants will be notified by e-mail if they are moving forward in the Hiring Process. All dates are subject to change based on operational necessity. 


Applicants interested in an entry level position as a firefighter must take the Civil Service entrance exam and score 70% or better for further consideration. The exam is open to those who meet the minimum qualifications based on Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143, Arlington Civil Service Local Rules, and Texas Criminal Justice Information Systems

Required immunization if selected to attend Advanced Emergency Medical Technician training
Immunization Form

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

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

Now Hiring 911 Calltakers / Dispatcher

The city of Arlington is currently looking for full-time Call-takers / Dispatchers.  If you have the ability to stay calm under pressure, this job may be for you. Starting pay is $20.39 an hour. You will enjoy the great city benefits with many opportunities for advancement. Apply today and be a hero in your community. 
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