Becoming a Firefighter

The San Antonio Fire Department offers qualified individuals an opportunity to become a member of a highly skilled professional organization. SAFD is committed to developing a highly qualified, motivated and diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of our community. With excellent salaries and benefits, various job assignments, unlimited opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a real difference in the community.

The majority of fire department encounters variety of emergencies, not just fires. They respond to medical emergencies, motor vehicle crashes, aircraft crashes, trench cave-ins, building collapses, hazardous materials incidents, civil disturbances, technical rescues, explosions, tornadoes, earthquakes and terrorist attacks.

Becoming a Firefighter with the SAFD is not easy but with the right attitude and dedication, it can be accomplished.

There are four main phases candidates must complete to become a Firefighter:

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