The Abilene Fire Department is under the direction of the Fire Chief, appointed by the City Manager, and consists of 2 branches: Emergency Services & Support Services.
Now Hiring Firefighters
Accepting Applications for Entry-Level Firefighter Certified & Non-Certified
The Abilene Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services to our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material mitigation, fire prevention and public education. The Abilene Fire Department operates from 8 fire stations.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Good moral character
- Good driving record
- Pass drug test, medical, & psychological exams
No Experience Required • Full-Time Shift Work • 11 Paid Holidays, 15 Paid Vacation Days & 15 Paid Sick Days Per Year • Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance Plans • Certification Pay • Education Pay • Longevity Pay
Apply Online At
November 10, 2019
- Written exam
- Physical Agility Test
December 6th & 7th
- Start Date
Starting Salary: $48,000
Paramedic Training Program
The Abilene Fire Department Paramedic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
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For 60 years, the Abilene Fire Department has worked in conjunction with Texas Engineering Extension Service* to provide training and continuing education hours to hundreds of area volunteer firefighter. These firefighters are trained in a variety of topics when they attend the Annual Abilene Fire Conference. The courses include classroom-style lectures and hands-on training.
Thanks to appropriations from the Great State of Texas, TEEX is able to conduct these courses at no charge to fire departments or individual students. A small fee to cover the cost of operational expenses is all it takes. Unless otherwise stated, anyone interested in a particular course may attend.