Interested In A Rewarding Career With 

The Hewitt Fire Department?

Certified Firefighter 

$54,286 Annual / $18.591 Hourly                                                               AS OF 10/01/2023


$51,671 ANNUAL / $17.696 HOURLY                                                                 AS OF 10/01/2023

The Hewitt Fire Department accepts applications for Certified Firefighters and Non-Certified Fire Cadets.  Job postings can be found on the Hewitt Career Portal (Located at the bottom of the page) and the TCFP website.  Individuals can subscribe to our email list to be notified of any Hewitt Fire Department job postings (Located at the bottom of the page).

Certified Firefighters that meet the minimum requirements will be preferred.

Non-Certified Fire Cadets must meet the minimum qualifications, attend and successfully complete a Fire Academy and an EMT Basic course.  Both courses will be provided by the Fire Department.  The rate of $17.696 is for Non-Certified Fire Cadets while attending the courses.

Minimum Qualifications Non-Certified Fire Cadet

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED at the time of application.
  • Must have a valid Texas Drivers License.
  • Must be able to pass a driving and criminal history check.
  • Must be able to pass a physical and drug screen.

Minimum Qualifications Certified Firefighter (In addition to the above)

  • Certified TCFP Structure Firefighter
  • Certified TDSHS EMT Basic

A complete list of qualifications and requirements is accessible through the job posting in the Career Portal.  


  • 48/96 Schedule
  • Holiday - 156 Hours Annually
  • Vacation - 120 Hours Accrued Annually
  • Sick Leave - 144 Hours Accrued Annually
  • Educational Incentive Pay
  • Overtime Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System - City Matched 2:1
  • Medical, Dental & Life Insurance Packages

About the Hewitt Fire Department

The City of Hewitt is located in McLennan County on the outskirts of the City of Waco.  The Fire Department operates out of one fire station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Personnel operate on a 48/96 schedule, two days on and four days off.  The Department currently consists of nine Firefighters, three Lieutenants, three Captains, and one Fire Chief.  In 2022, the department responded to 1687 calls for service that consisted of structural fires, vehicle fires, grass and brush fires, motor vehicle collisions, vehicle extrications, hazardous materials incidents, and first response to medical emergencies. 

The Hewitt Fire Department Is Growing!

The Fire Department is currently expanding its capabilities for service.  We are preparing to add additional personnel for future plans of opening a second station.  Plans for a second station have begun with a tentative opening date in 2025-2026.  Engine 2 is in the process of being constructed and has an expected delivery date in mid 2024 .

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