Dallas Fire-Rescue Recruiters are responsible for processing candidates for all uniformed Trainee Fire Rescue Officers (TFRO) and Trainee Fire Prevention Officers (TFPO) for employment. Our Recruiters oversee an eight-week training and mentoring program, to prepare TFRO applicants for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Recruiters annually process approximately 1000 TFRO, and 300 TFPO applicants. Additionally, Recruiters serve as a public face for DFR, through participation in area public schools Career Days and local Job/Career Fairs.
Attention all 2017 Trainee Fire and Rescue Officer Applicants. Download, print, and complete the 2017 Background Packet and CPAT Liability Waiver forms after you have received a passing score on the Civil Service Exam. The forms must be printed single sided and returned to the Dallas Fire-Rescue Recruiting Office. These forms must be mailed to:
Dallas Fire-Rescue Recruiting
Attention: Document Processing
5000 Dolphin Road, Bldg A. Room 135
Dallas, TX 75223
IMPORTANT: THE COMPLETED PERSONAL HISTORY PACKAGE AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED OR POST MARKED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON April 7, 2017. If you mail your documents, we recommend purchasing some form of tracking or receipt to confirm the post mark date and time. Do not delay in returning your personal history package. Any packages not received or postmarked by 5:00 P.M. on April 7, 2017 are late and the application will be removed from the hiring process.
The Dallas Fire-Fire Rescue Department uses the Candidate Physical Agility Test as part of our application process. We offer a ten-week mentorship program to prepare applicants for the test. However, it is recognized that some individuals may be capable of passing CPAT without participation in this program. These individuals may excuse themselves from participation in the mentorship program upon the receipt by the fire department of a written and signed waiver, acknowledging that the fire department made the program available and that the candidate knowingly and voluntarily waived participation in the orientation and practice sessions.
If you do not wish to participate in the Mentorship Program, you must fill out the Waiver of Practice Form and submit it with your Personal History Packet. If you do wish to participate in the Mentorship program, you must complete the 2017 Mentorship Program Liability Waiver and submit it with your Personal History Packet. These forms can be found here:
There are several resources to assist you in preparing for the CPAT. You may find the Orientation Session online at: CPAT Orientation Video. In addition, you can download the Orientation Guide and Candidate Preparation Guides here:
These forms should only be filled out and returned if you are offered employment.