Fire Employment

LFD is currently accepting applications for Fire Apprentice I & II and Firefighter/Paramedic . The application period for Fire Apprentice closes 5 p.m., Monday, December 23 and the Firerfighter/Paramedic closes Noon, Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Firefighter / Paramedic with the Longview Fire Department.

Please note, during the application period applications will be accepted online ONLY. The Longview Fire Department offers qualified individuals an opportunity to become a member of a highly skilled professional organization. The Longview Fire Department is committed to developing a vastly qualified, motivated and diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of our community. Longview Fire Department is not a Civil Service Employer.

Application Requirements for Fire Apprentice
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of test date
  • Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have government issued drivers license
Application Requirements for Firefighter (in addition to the above)
  • Must have Structural Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Must have Paramedic Certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
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For more information contact:

all 903-237-1210

Current Hiring Timeline

  • Written Exam (Longview Exhibit Center)* 9 a.m., January 7, 2020
  • Physical Ability Test (Drill Field) time to be determined, January 7, 2020 (January 8, 2020 if needed)
  • Background Investigations January 9 - 30, 2020
  • Background Handover (Training Center) 9:00 a.m., January 31, 2020
  • Peer Review Board Interviews (Training Center) February 3 - 7, 2020
  • Conditional Job Offer February 11, 2020
Physical Ability testing will take place after the Written Exam
Written Exam will take place at 1123 Jaycee Dr. (Longview Exhibit Center)
All Physical Ability testing will take place at 408 Fair St. (Firefighter Training Field)
All other events will take place at 411 American Legion Blvd. (Fire Training Center)

What began as an all volunteer department of only 35 members in 1881, The Longview Fire Department has now evolved into a progressive team of emergency responders.

Today, the Longview Fire Department has 8 fire stations and 169 career members. Fire apparatus includes 7 engines, 3 truck companies, and 5 MICU ambulances. The department serves a population of over 80,000 people and responds to approximately 16,000 emergency calls each year.

The Longview Fire Department’s specialty teams allow its members an opportunity to expand on their areas of interest such as High Angle, Trench, Confined Space, HazMat, and Water Rescue .