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PAID Fire Cadet Employment

There is no Cadet Firefighter Hiring Exam currently scheduled. 

If you are interested in applying for the PAID Fire Cadet Academy Firefighter position, the following information applies to you: 

PAID Fire Cadet Academy Firefighter Position 
  • Application Process Opened: 10-16-2023
  • Application Process Closes: 11-03-2023 @ 5:00pm

Do I need to have any prior experience? 

No, this is a unique opportunity to fullfill your DREAM of becoming a Firefighter and get paid while doing it.  

If I am chosen for the Academy will I need to pay anything? 


While I am in the Academy, will I earn a Salary?

Yes, Cadets will earn a salary while attending certification classes for Firefighter and EMT. (Please see flyer for details)

When will the EMT Program begin? 

The week after Thanksgiving 2023

When will the Fire Program begin? 

January 2024

When is the anticipated graduation? 

May 2024

What will happen upon graduation? 

Candidates that successfully complete both programs will go on to become full time Firefighters with Porter Fire Department working a 48/96 work schedule.

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, the last 3 documents will apply to you. They are the front and back of the flyer with details and the Cadet Application.

Check out our Recruiting Video:

Are you looking for a challenging career with excellent potential, a chance to serve your community and great benefits?

10-23-23 - Porter Fire Department does not currently have any openings for Certified Firefighters (Already have EMT & Fire Certs).

(Please be aware that the testing and application process listed below only applies to Certified Firefighters applying for the normal hiring process)


Applicants should submit applications to the Human Resources Department

Mail to: 

Porter Fire Department
Attention: Human Resources
23550 Loop 494
Porter, Texas   77365

Deliver in person to:

Administration Entrance
23550 Loop 494     
Porter, Texas   77365

Email to:

  • To download the application please use link at the bottom of the page
Testing Process: 

1. Applicants must pass a written exam with a grade of 70 or higher.

(Source material taken from Seventh Edition of IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting)

2. Applicants must pass a PAT (Physical Agility Test)

 The link below is a demonstration of the required skills for the Physical Agility Test. 

3. Candidate must pass:   

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Scheduled Interview

4. Conditional Job Offer

5. Medical Physical Exam

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be 18 years of age 
  • Must have basic certification for Structural Fire Suppression from the T.C.F.P.
  • Must be EMT- B certified  through the Texas Department of Health or National Registry
  • Applicants should have a Texas Class C Drivers License or better.

Montgomery County ESD #6 is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation,  gender identification, age status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics


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