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Fire Rescue Specialist

Plano, Texas



Plano Fire Department

City of Plano  

1520 Avenue K

Plano, TX 75074

Phone: 972-941-7159

Employment Hotline: 972-941-7402  

Fax: 972-941-5509



Salary: $4,369.00/month

Population: 250,000 

Application Deadline: NA






Civil Service Fire Rescue Specialist Examination:


Testing in the Fall - TBA











$4,369.00 per month




May be assigned to either staff assignment (40 hour work week)

or shift assignment (24 hrs. On Duty - 48 hrs. Off Duty)





The eligibility requirements for Plano Fire Department Fire Rescue Specialists are established by the City of Plano Fire Fighters' and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission. The following represents part of these requirements.


Applicants must:

  1. Be at least 18 to 35 years of age at the time of testing. Must have reached at least 18 years of age as of the date of the test, and not have reached 36 years of age as of the date of appointment;
  2. Be a United States citizen and able to prove legal eligibility to work within the United States;
  3. Be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalency certificate;
  4. Have completed 20 semester hours of college from an accredited college or university to test;
  5. Be able to read, write, and speak the English language;
  6. Be certified as a structural fire fighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. At the time of the entrance examination, applicants must provide evidence of certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection;
  7. Be certified as an emergency medical technician (EMT) by the Texas Department of State Health Services. At the time of the entrance examination, applicants must provide evidence of certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services;
  8. Must pass a comprehensive background investigation and not have any of the disqualifiers established by the City of Plano Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission;
  9. Be able to perform the essential duties of a Fire Rescue Specialist and meet all job description requirements.


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Note:  All registration material must be completed and received by 5 P.M. on Thursday, July 26, 2007.




For more information related to fire fighter certification, please contact:


Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Austin, Texas





For more information related to EMT certification, please contact:


Texas Department of State Health Services

Austin, Texas









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