The Coppell Fire Department periodically accepts applications for the following:

  • Firefighter/Paramedics
  • Paramedic only seeking Fire Academy Sponsorship
  • Firefighter/EMT currently enrolled in Paramedic School 

Please review current City of Coppell openings by visiting the Employment Opportunities page

The Coppell Fire Department is a progressive department that remains on the forefront of setting industry standards while "Building a Community for Life." We provide fully staffed Paramedic Engines, a Truck Company and Ambulances while specializing in Technical Rescue including, Trench and Confined Space.


The Applicant must be 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The Applicant must possess a valid State of Texas Class C driver's license or be able to obtain a valid State of Texas Class C driver's license upon hiring.

In addition, must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Paramedic only seeking Fire Academy Sponsorship

    • Starting Annualized Salary: $69,129
  • Firefighter/EMT currently enrolled in Paramedic School

    • Starting Annualized Salary:  $69,129
  • Firefighter/Paramedic     $5,000.00 Sign-On Bonus!

    • Step 1
      Starting Annualized Salary: $71,529*
      Under 1-year experience
    • Step 2
      Starting Annualized Salary: $73,948*
      1- under 2 years of experience
    • Step 3
      Starting Annualized Salary: $76,453*
      2+ years of experience

      * Firefighter/Paramedic advertised starting annualized salary includes $2,400 certification pay.


The City of Coppell offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (with city match contribution 2 to 1)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave
  • Longevity Pay $6 per month
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • College Tuition Reimbursement

Salary Information

Salary Range Certified Firefighter/Paramedic: $68,939.94 to $87,710.86 with additional incentive pay for the following:

  • 1% Lump Sum Bonus upon completion of probation for all new members
  • Step Pay Plan
  • TCFP Certification for Intermediate and above $50 to $150 per month depending on certification level.
  • Critical Care Certification $100 per month
  • Field Training Paramedic $300 per month
  • Bachelors or Masters College Degree $100 to $150 per month

Hiring Process

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Interview with the Applicant Review Board
  • Medical Physical
  • Drug Screening
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Profile
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Fire Chief Interview

Physical Agility Test

  • Event 1: Stair Climb (3 minutes at Level 6 with 50 pound weighted vest)
  • Event 2: Kaiser Sledge Swing
  • Event 3: Hose Drag (150-foot of non-charged 1-3/4-inch hose)
  • Event 4: Kettle Bell Carry (2 times 45 pounds weights)
  • Event 5: Ladder Raise and Extension (24-foot  ladder)
  • Event 6: Ladder Shoulder Carry (16-foot ladder)
  • Event 7: Maze (Black out Maze with Internal Obstacles)
  • Event 8: Rescue (165 Pounds Rescue Mannequin)
  • Maximum Time Allotment: 10 minutes 30 seconds

Helpful Resources

For information about the Coppell Fire Department please email Fire Administration, visit the Fire Department page, or you may contact the Fire Department Administration at 972-304-3512. Apply online at the Government Jobs website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Coppell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Coppell will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.