Bexar County Since 2006
District 7 Fire & Rescue
stations open currently with one additional station planned.
line staff split between three shifts.
calls averaged annually.
hour shifts followed by 96 hours off shift.
By the Numbers
Retirement through Texas County & District Retirement System. 7% employee investment matched 2.5:1 by District 7.
Employee health, dental, and visual insurance covered 100% by District 7. Family health, dental, and visual insurance is covered 50% by District 7.
Additional pay can be earned through: education pay, certification pay, and longevity pay.
District 7 employees have access to annual discretionary funds for formal education as well as job specific training.
In order to be considered for employment at District 7, the candidate must have the following qualifications
The candidate must be 18 years of age by the time of the application deadline.
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Texas drivers license.
Be authorized to work in the United States.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Texas DSHS certification of EMT or Paramedic.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain TCFP Basic Firefighter certification.* (If the candidate possesses a DSHS Paramedic certification, that candidate will be approved to apply with the intention to obtain TCFP Basic Firefighter certification within 12 calendar months)
Filling out the interest card below will allow us to contact you once an opening has been posted.
Step #1: Interest Card
Step #3: Physical Abilities Test
The District 7 PAT is a six event course that is timed and must be completed while wearing a 50 pound weight vest. A video tutorial of the current PAT can be found below. There will also be posted practice days where applicants can train on the course they will be tested on.
Step #4: Cognitive Test
Following the PAT, each candidate will complete the cognitive exam. This is a video based exam that will test the candidate in math, reading, writing, mechanical aptitude, and human relations.
Step #5: Panel Interview
Following the cognitive test, the top candidates will be invited to take part in panel interviews. The interviewees will be interviewed by a group of District 7 employees ranging from Firefighter to Battalion Chief.
Step #6: Chief Interview
The final step before a job offer, is the chief interview. The chosen candidates will have a final interview with the fire chief.