Austin Fire Department
Candidate Interest Card

Thank you for your interest in becoming a firefighter with the Austin Fire Department. By submitting a Candidate Interest Card, you will receive updates and important information about upcoming hiring processes. Please note that this form is NOT an actual application, and your information will NOT be used in the hiring/selection process.
All fields are required.

Personal Information


Demographic Information

Referral Information

Qualifying Information

You must have completed 15 semester hours at an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher (cumulative GPA is calculated from all courses at all colleges and universities regardless of transferability) OR, you must have served two (2) years of active military service with an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.

You must not have been convicted, performed community service, received deferred adjudication, or been assigned probation for:

  • any Class B Misdemeanor level offense since May 1, 2012
  • more than one Class B Misdemeanor level offense, regardless of how long ago
Additionally, you may not be currently under indictment (currently charged) for:
  • any Class A Misdemeanor level offense
  • any Felony level offense
  • any offense, other than minor traffic offenses
This includes driving under the influence DWI/DUI or adjudication and juvenile felony adjudication. Please see FAQ for details.