Houston Fire Department offers financial incentives to recruits

Those with an active fire and EMT certification can receive $2,500, and those with a fire-paramedic certification can receive $3,000


By Leila Merrill

HOUSTON — Two Houston Fire Department recruit classes are the first ones that can make use of a new incentive program.

Recruits with active fire and EMT certification at the time of hire will receive $2,500. New hires who already hold an active fire-paramedic certification will receive $3,000.

The Houston Fire Department is offering the financial incentives to help fill 300 cadet positions.
The Houston Fire Department is offering the financial incentives to help fill 300 cadet positions. (Photo/Houston Fire Department)

HFD’s goal is to attract more recruits, Click2Houston reported Wednesday. The department is recruiting to fill over 300 cadet positions per year.

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