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The Pasadena Fire Department is an all volunteer organization. If you would like to apply for membership in our Department you must be 18 years of age, a resident of Pasadena, have a valid Texas drivers’ license and good driving record. All candidates must pass a background investigation, physical examination and agility course before being accepted into the Fire Training Academy.

About the Academy

During the 10 to 12 week Academy, you will participate in classroom instruction and hands-on. During the Academy, you will receive basic training in firefighting (i.e., hose handling, pump operations, emergency driving, extinguishers, firefighter safety, etc.)

The Academy is each Tuesday and Thursday (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and each Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


Upon successful completion of the Academy and acceptance into the Department you will be assigned to your Station and provided the equipment necessary to perform your duties as a firefighter. You will respond to fires in your District and participate in monthly, ongoing training. You will have the opportunity to participate in additional training offered by outside agencies, such as Municipal Fire School at A&M and the Harris County Fire Fighters Association Field Days.

Apply Today!

You can either fill out an online application by clicking HERE or you may download a paper application (PDF).  Alternately, you may contact the Administrative Office at 713-475-5554 or email Teresa White. If completing a paper application, please return or mail the application to the Fire Department Administrative Office at:

Pasadena Fire Department
Attention: Application
923 Shaw Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77506

Do not deliver your application to a Pasadena Fire Station. Should you have questions regarding the Academy, please contact the PFD Executive Board by emailing the Board or calling 713-475-5554.

Fire Department Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

  1. where and how do i apply?

In order to apply for the Pasadena Fire Academy, you would need to fill out an application. You can either submit the application online by click here or fill out submitting a paper application, you can either turn in the application in person at the chief’s office or through the mail (923 Shaw Avenue).

  1. What are the requirements to join?
  1. What does the application process look like?
  1. What does the physical agility test consist of?
  1. Do i need to have any fire experience before joining?
  1. How long is the fire academy?
  1. As a volunteer firefighter, do I get paid?
  1. What is the time commitment once I graduate the fire academy?
  1. What type of certification will I get at the end of the academy?