Join our Team

A Message from Fire Chief Kenny Dobson

Thank you for your interest in learning about the Baytown Fire Department and the advantages we have to offer you. Our Department is the perfect place to build a career with many opportunities beyond firefighting and medical response to diversify your work experience. These opportunities include our Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Regional USAR and Technical Rescue Team, Training Division, Emergency Management, SWAT Medic, Dive Team, Fire Marshal’s Office, and BEAT Alley Fire Education.

As a member of our team (Baytown Fire Family), you will work alongside highly trained men and women, committed to our mission of providing the highest levels of fire and emergency medical service possible to our citizens, businesses, surrounding communities, and industry partners. We are a rapidly growing city and our Fire Department is beginning a new phase focused on exceptional service and operational excellence. This is a great time to join our dedicated Baytown Fire Family as we work together to become a model Fire Department for all others across the nation.

We are looking for men and women to join our team and serve our community through the Baytown Fire Department's core values of integrity, compassion, excellence, and professionalism. I invite you to look over the information on our website and give serious consideration to a career with the Baytown Fire Department.


The City of Baytown is now seeking candidates who possess the qualifications and talent to join the elite ranks of the Baytown Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. If you are interested in beginning or advancing your career in Fire and Emergency Medical Services then do not hesitate to apply. The Baytown Fire Department is a career fire department with 165 total uniformed personnel (paid firefighters), with 153 of those working a 48 hours on/96 hours off schedule. An annual civil service examination is given to establish an eligibility list of candidates for employment. A candidate must pass both the written and physical examination to be considered for employment. Applications are accepted from individuals that are currently: 

  • Certified Firefighter/ Paramedic (National Registry or Texas Department of State Health Services)
  • Certified Paramedic 
    *Those individuals that are paramedic only and successful in joining the BFD family will be required to obtain their firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection within their first year of employment. BFD will support and assist new employees with their Fire Certification process. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Civil Service Written Examination

The test date is on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 at 9:00 AM at the City of Baytown Fire Training Field, located at 7022 Bayway Dr., Baytown, TX 77520. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM.

Physical Ability Test

The test date is on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the City of Baytown Fire Training Field, located at 7022 Bayway Dr., Baytown, TX 77520.