Q1. What are the minimum requirements to be a firefighter?
A1. The minimum requirements are:
Q2. What certifications are required to be a firefighter?
A2. The required certifications are:
Go to: FIDO Gateway: http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/home/FIDO_gateway.asp
Select Individual Login (iFIDO)
Enter PIN, Password, and identify the picture and click on Submit
Q4. How do I know if I qualify for a firefighter position with the District?
A4. Take the Prequalification Questionnaire. Click here to go to the Prequalification Questionnaire
Q5. What are the steps in the application process?
A5. The steps for the application process are:
Q6. How many sections are there in the written examination?
A6. There are three sections for the written examination:
Q7. What is the minimum score for each section in the written examination?
A7. The minimum score is seventy (70) for each section.
Q8. What is CPAT and why is it conducted?
A8. CPAT is a standardized (pass/fail) physical fitness test conducted to determine an applicant’s ability to physically perform duties commonly required of a firefighter. Each applicant must successfully complete the entire CPAT course by the allotted timeframe for each of the eight events.
Q9. How many opportunities do I have to pass CPAT?
A9. You have three (3) opportunities to pass CPAT. There are two (2) CPAT practice sessions and one (1) test.
Q10. What happens next after I have passed the written test and the CPAT test?
A10. The panel oral board interview is the next step after the written test and CPAT. This is an interview with three to four officers of the District. The interview usually focuses on interpersonal and verbal communication skills, analytical ability, and the motivation to be a firefighter.
Q11. Can I mail my application for the position of firefighter?
A11. Yes, applications can be mailed to: Travis County ESD No. 2, Pflugerville Fire Department at 203. E. Pecan Street, Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Q12. Can I drop off my application package for the position of firefighter?
A12. Yes, your application package can be delivered Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to the address listed above.
Q13. Does my application package need to include all the required documents by the deadline to be considered for the position?
A13. Yes, your application package must include all required materials as listed in A3 above.
Q14: What if my firefighter certification was not issued in Texas, who do I contact?
A14: To find out if your certification will transfer please contact the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Customer Support at (512) 936-3828 or (512) 936-3826.
Q15: Where do I go online to check if my certification is active?
A15: For TCFP certification click here or on weblink, http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/certification_verification.asp and enter your last name.
A15: For EMT certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services click here or on weblink, https://vo.ras.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/login.do and Go to License Search, Select Search by Name for a Specified License Type and Select EMT Personnel and enter your name.
A.15: For EMT certification from the National Registry click here or on weblink, https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/checkEmtStatus.asp and select State, Enter Name, M.I., Last Name and Submit.