Firefighter Employment

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The City of Keller is currently accepting applications for Firefighter.

Please see our main
Employment page for more details to submit an application for our Nov. 2019 test dates.


Firefighter/Paramedic Compensation

 Step  Hourly Rate
 Annual Equivalent (2,912 hrs wkd/yr)
 1  $20.16   $58,705.92
 2  $20.56  $59,870.72
 3  $20.97  $61,064.64
 4  $21.39  $62,287.68
 5  $21.82  $63,539.84
 6  $22.26  $64,821.12
 7  $22.71  $66,131.52
 8  $23.16 
 9  $23.62
 10  $24.09
 11  $24.58
 12  $25.07 
 13  $25.57


Firefighter/EMT-B Compensation

Step Hourly Rate
Annual Equivalent (2,912 hrs wkd/yr)
 1  $19.15  $55,764.80
 2  $19.53  $56,871.36
 3  $19.92  $58,007.04
 4  $20.32  $59,171.84
 5  $20.73  $60,365.76


Physical Agility Test Process:
The City of Keller will utilize Tarrant County College (TCC) to conduct Physical Agility Testing (PAT) for Firefighter/Paramedic applicants.

Minimum requirements for application:

  • Minimum of 19 years of age; and
  • High School Diploma or GED and valid Texas driver’s license; and
  • Paramedic (TX or NR) OR
  • EMT-B (TX or NR) and Firefighter (TX or IFSAC)

Application Process:

  • When an opening/test date is announced, candidates will be required to complete an employment application via the main Employment page in order to be considered.
  • Upon approval for testing, candidates will be required to submit a completed, notarized Personal History Statement (PDF) to their testing appointment, along with any requested/required documentation.

Examination components:

  • General aptitude written examination for entry-level firefighter (conducted by City of Keller when an opening is announced)
  • Physical agility test elements will include:
    • Rescue maze
    • Ladder climb
    • Fireground evolution drill (hose drag, equipment carry, Kaiser sled, dummy drag, ladder raise)

More Information:
For information on Keller Fire-Rescue and its recruiting efforts, please contact HR Specialist Melanie Curl at 817-743-4045 or email

Resources and Links:

Texas Commission on Fire Protection (WebLink)- for information on firefighter certification

Texas Department of State Health Services (WebLink)- for information on EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic certification

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