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Incentive Pay for Houston Fire Department Fast-Track Recruit Classes

Houston Fire Department (HFD) recruit classes 2022-Alpha and 2022-Charlie are the first to qualify for additional pay under a new incentive pay program intended to attract pre-certified recruits. Under the newly implemented incentive program, recruits that hold an active Fire and EMT certification at the time of hire, will receive $2,500 for an active FF/EMT certification or $3,000 for an active FF/Paramedic certification. With support of Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña implemented the recruit incentive pay program on March 7, 2022.  The incentive program aims to make HFD more competitive in recruitment.

HFD is actively recruiting qualified individuals to fill over 300 cadet positions per year. The City of Houston offers great benefits and training opportunities are provided to help advance your career. If interested in joining our team of dedicated professionals, please visit the website below for all HFD recruiting information:


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