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Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 2 (“District”) is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Full-Time Firefighter /EMT-Basic.

The Willowfork Fire Department, under the guidance and support of Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 2 began operation on January 1, 2003, operating out of a temporary station with four (4) part-time firefighters on duty twenty-four (24) hours a day. Today, we operate out of three (3) stations staffing three (3) pumpers, a tower, and a Battalion Chief. We are currently staffed with fifteen (16) firefighters on duty at all times, consisting of a full-time Battalion Chief, full-time Captains, and a combination of full-time and part-time firefighters. In 2020 the department served approximately seventy-five thousand (75,000) people and responded to over two thousand, five hundred (2,500) calls for assistance.

EMS service is provided by Fort Bend County EMS who staffs a medic unit at Station 1 and Station 3 with an EMS Battalion Chief located at Station 2. The Willowfork Fire Department responds as first responder to EMS calls and works alongside of EMS providing quality patient care.

Location:  Katy, Texas

Job Title:  Full-Time Firefighter /EMT-Basic


The Full-Time Firefighter /EMT-B will be assigned to work twenty-four (24) hour shifts, working a 48/96 schedule.  The Full-Time Firefighter /EMT-B will be responsible for responses to Fire and Emergency Medical Incidents, public education programs, pre-fire plan surveys, fire station maintenance, and fire apparatus maintenance.


  • Observe and follow safety rules and regulations including wearing safety apparel and devices during the course and scope of job-related duties.
  • Report for duty on time and able to perform all job tasks.
  • Observe and follow the District’s Policies and Standard Operating Guidelines (“SOG’s”)
  • Treat sick or injured patients with dignity and respect.
  • Perform all duties related to fire rescue, including connecting and carrying fire hoses, carrying, and setting up ladders, directing water and chemicals on burning structures, vegetation, vehicle, and other objects.
  • Ventilate buildings and conduct salvage operations.  MUST maintain physical fitness to perform all duties.
  • Rescue persons trapped in vehicles, burning buildings, and other structures.
  • Operate and drive emergency vehicles and equipment and may be required to ride in charge of fire apparatus in the absence of an Officer, or at other times as necessary and required by the Fire Chief or his designee.
  • Inspect equipment and supplies daily in order to ensure that all emergencies can be handled.  Restock supplies.
  • Clean apparatus and equipment and the Stations.
  • Attend and complete all training as required.
  • Assist with fire prevention, Home Safety Surveys and other customer service-based expectations as defined by District.
  • Complete records of work performed and submits reports to the appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain regular required attendance and required certifications.
  • Report to work on time and prepared to perform daily tasks.
  • Report to work free from the effects of illegal drugs or alcohol, and reports to work free from impairment due to prescription drugs.
  • Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


  • Shall possess a current certification as a Basic firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (“TCFP”)
  • Hold minimum current certification as an EMT-Basic by the Texas Department of Health and Services.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to read, write and fluently speak English. Bilingual a plus.
  • Must have NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 certifications.
  • Pass an entrance medical examination provided by the district.
  • Pass a drug test.
  • Pass District Physical Ability Test (“PAT”).
  • High School Diploma or GED (associate degree preferred).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a US Citizen by birth or naturalization or permanent resident.


  • Starting Wage: $17.17 per hour ($50,273 annually), paid bi-weekly
  • New Rate starting in January: $18.37 per hour ($53,792 annually)
  • Average Hours/Week: Fifty-Six (56) hour work week (hourly, non-exempt), Overtime after 106 hours worked
  • Insurance: Medical, Vision and Dental Covered 100% Employee 50% Family
  • PTO: Accrued Yearly per policy
  • Retirement: Texas County and District Retirement System (“TCDRS”) 7% Employee contribution, with 200% match, 457(b) also available
  • Basic Life: Supplied by District
  • Accident & Sickness: Supplied by District
  • EAP: Supplied by District
  • Protective Clothing: Supplied by District
  • Uniforms: Supplied by District
  • Certification Pay: New Starting in January Incentive Pay for Longevity, Advanced EMT, Advanced Fire Certification, and College Degrees

Out of state applicants must be able to transfer their home state training/certifications to the State of Texas.  The TCFP recognizes certification with an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (“IFSAC”) seal.  For questions, please call the TCFP at (512) 936-3838 or

This is an “at will” employment position, which may be terminated by the employee or employer at any time, for any or no reason, with or without notice, except as prohibited by law.

Applications are to be submitted online at Please complete the application, attach your resume and all certifications. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an oral interview.

Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 2 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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24655 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77494


26950 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX 77494


2700 Spring Green Boulevard
Katy, TX 77494


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Founded in 2003, Willowfork Fire Department has 15 full time and 57 part time personnel providing 24-hour daily coverage. Learn about our history and staff.