Austin Fire Department
Candidate Interest Card

Thank you for your interest in becoming a firefighter with the Austin Fire Department. Submitting a Candidate Interest Card allows Austin Fire Department to send you 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

Date of Birth:
Number Type *
Do you want to receive informational text updates from AFD?
You may receive up to 4 messages per month. Message and data rates may apply.

Demographic Information

Are you certified as a firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection? *
Have you served, or are you serving in the military? *

Referral Information

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • AGE: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age but not exceed age 35 on the day the written exam is administered.
  • EDUCATION: Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • CITIZENSHIP: S. (birth or naturalized). If you are not a United States' citizen, your immigration status must be current and must permit you to work a full-time job in this country. Applicants must have a valid Social Security card.

For more details on fire cadet eligibility, including Employment Disqualifications, please visit our Fire Cadet Hiring Process page.

Privacy Policy

This policy is to inform visitors to the website of its data-gathering methods and use of such data. collects many types of data throughout its website and the information requested, storage of that information, and the dissemination of that information will vary based on the department and/or service. The City of Austin may change this policy at any time at its sole discretion and without notice.

Information submitted to the website may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act. The website does not sell or lease personal information. However, by submitting this Candidate Interest Card, you permit the City of Austin Fire Department to share your information with other public safety agencies in the state of Texas for recruiting and employment purposes. Sharing this information is part of  a joint effort designed to provide information, guidance, and multiple opportunities for candidates to participate in various hiring processes throughout the state, thereby developing each individual into a more competitive candidate. is a City of Austin website. For our complete privacy policy, visit: