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Bastrop Fire Department - Recruitment

The City of Bastrop Fire Department is looking for dedicated individuals who pride themselves on helping others within our community.  The Bastrop Fire Department is a combination department responsible for providing fire protection services to over 9,000 residents in the 9 square miles of the City limits.  The department has 2 fire stations that run an average of 1200 calls annually.  Bastrop Fire Department promotes fire prevention and education, responds to fire, medical, and rescue calls.  The 100 foot Platform Quint and Engine are an excellent addition to our current fleet. Applications are ONLY accepted during an open application period. 


Application Period: NO OPENINGS AT THIS TIME.
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Firefighter Selection Process:

The selection process begins with an application period.  All applications will be reviewed at time of submission for completeness and minimum requirements. After the application review, the candidates will be notified take the written exam.  Immediately following the written exam, the exam will be graded.  Candidates that pass the written exam will return for the physical ability test.  Candidates with the top combined scores will be scheduled to begin the background process.  Candidates who successfully pass the background process will be invited to a panel interview.  Top candidates will then proceed to the chief’s interview. Depending on the number of open entry-level positions, a conditional offer of employment will be extended to the top candidate(s).


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Class B Texas driver’s license or obtain within six (6) months of employment.
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certification as a Basic Structural Firefighter or higher.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700, and 800 or the ability to obtain within 6 (six) months of employment.
  • Complete a Wildland Basic certification within one (1) year of employment.


Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Retirement – TMRS - 6%, City matches 2 to 1 at retirement
  • Health and Dental Insurance – for employee, provided at no cost (optional HSA)
  • Basic Life Insurance - $50,000 policy for employee, provided at no cost
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) – for employee, provided at no cost
  • COMPASS – Health Care Concierge
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off after 6 months
  • Sick Leave – 8 hours per month
  • All uniforms and gear provided

For more information, please contact us at (512) 332-8670 or by email



Hiring Packet Information:

  •  Application Information

For more information, please contact us at (512) 332-8672 or by email

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.