Carrollton, Texas – Become a part of the award-winning Carrollton
Fire Rescue (CFR) team. Registration for the City of Carrollton firefighter entrance exam is now open and will remain open through Friday, Friday, July 13.
The exam will be administered Saturday, August 4 at 9 a.m. in the Newman Smith High School cafeteria (2335 North Josey Lane).
After registering for the exam online, candidates will be emailed a link to complete an employment application and attached personal history statement (PHS). Applications and PHS must be completed by Friday, August 17.
To be eligible for certification, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, but no more than 35 years old by the date of exam, according to Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code.
“If you are a hard working individual who is motivated, compassionate, and strives to make a positive difference in other people’s lives, you are the candidate we are looking for,” Fire Chief Gregg Salmi said.
The department focuses heavily on training, equipment, and the health and wellness of its members. CFR is one of four area fire departments to share a joint training facility that opened in August 2017. The state-of-the-art training structure is six stories high, with more than 7,000 square ft. of space to run multiple drills, burns, and rappelling exercises.
The City of Carrollton has a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) for its improved fire protection capabilities. The rating is the highest possible and drives the City to the top 1 percent of all communities classified by the ISO. In June 2017, CFR Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and paramedic teams received the Mission:Lifeline® EMS Gold Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) for superior response efforts in the area of cardiac care. The department has also earned the highest CPR save rate among members of the Dallas area Resuscitation Outcome Consortium (ROC) under the direction of the UT Southwestern Medical School. Additionally, CFR was presented with the 2017 Lone Star Award by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association for combined efforts in sharing resources. CFR celebrated 90 years of service in March of 2017.
“I firmly believe there is no better fire department than Carrollton Fire Rescue, which is a testament to the exceptional individuals that make up our team,” Salmi said.
Carrollton Fire Rescue’s mission is: To provide the citizens and visitors of Carrollton a well-trained team of professionals to protect their life and property through emergency prevention, education, code compliance, EMS, fire suppression, rescue, and emergency management in a safe, cooperative, efficient, and cost effective manner.
For more information and qualification details, or to register for the exam, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fire.