Can I volunteer as a firefighter in the City of San Marcos?

No. The San Marcos Fire Department does not utilize volunteer firefighters. We have a fully paid fire department staff. If you would like to observe the operations of the Department you may schedule a ’Ride-Along’. To schedule a Ride-Along, please click on this link: Ride Along with SMFD. At least a two week notice is required and you must complete an application complete with a background check.

Release of Liability form.

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1. What is the fire department work & pay schedule?
2. Do you have/host a fire academy?
3. Can I pick up an application now? How do I apply?
4. Do you take applications throughout the year?
5. Can I transfer my state fire certification from another state to Texas?
6. Will I get paid more if I have a degree?
7. Is there an age limit to apply?
8. If I am already a certified Firefighter, will I have to go through firefighting training?
9. Do I have to be a certified Texas Firefighter?
10. Do I need to be a licensed paramedic to take the Civil Service Exam?
11. Is there one civil service test for all the cities in Central Texas?
12. Where can I obtain study material for the civil service test?
13. Can I volunteer as a firefighter in the City of San Marcos?
14. Where can I find general certification FAQs from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)?