Our sister city is now taking applications...I'll have to ask around but think they have a few set to retire this coming year...

APPRENTICE FIREFIGHTER

Open until Feb. 22, 2009
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

February 21, 2009

10:00 A.M.

Texarkana College
College Drive Testing Center, Room 508
2435 College Drive
Texarkana, TX 75503

APPRENTICE FIREFIGHTER

Salary: $33,974

The Texarkana, Texas Civil Service Commission hereby announces an examination for the position of Apprentice Firefighter. Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the Firefighter Entrance Exam, but not have reached 36 years of age at time of employment. Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; show proof of U. S. Citizenship; and possess a valid driverís license. We offer an excellent benefit package.

No certifications are required to take the entrance exam. However, preference in hiring will be given to individuals who possess Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification as a structural firefighter, Texas Department of State Health Services certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and/or prior full-time, career fire service experience. Applicantís chances for employment will be greatly enhanced if applicant possesses both firefighter and EMT certifications.

Applications are available from the Human Resources Office in Texarkana, Texas City Hall, Room 104 or on the city web site at
http://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/docume...entappfire.pdf.
Applications must be received in the same office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2009. Late applications will not be accepted. Call 903-798-3916 for application information.