Certification & Eligibility Requirements

Certification
Plano Fire-Rescue requires that individuals applying to the department have a high school diploma or possess a GED equivalency certificate. Military personnel and out-of-state applicants should contact the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and Texas Department of State Health Services in order to obtain the requirements for moving certifications to Texas.


Applicants must provide proof of:
  • Current certification as a "structural fire fighter" by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Current Certification as an EMT-Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services
Fire Administration will notify each candidate as to when they are to provide their certification documents.

Eligibility Requirements
The eligibility requirements for Plano Fire-Rescue Specialist are established by the City of Plano Fire Fighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission.