Houston Fire Department offers financial incentives to recruits
Those with an active fire and EMT certification can receive $2,500, and those with a fire-paramedic certification can receive $3,000
By Leila Merrill
HOUSTON — Two Houston Fire Department recruit classes are the first ones that can make use of a new incentive program.
Recruits with active fire and EMT certification at the time of hire will receive $2,500. New hires who already hold an active fire-paramedic certification will receive $3,000.
HFD’s goal is to attract more recruits, Click2Houston reported Wednesday. The department is recruiting to fill over 300 cadet positions per year.