Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fire Cadet for the Austin Fire Department. You can learn more about us at JoinAFD.com.
The Austin Fire Department has begun the 2021 Fire Cadet Hiring Process. We are no longer accepting applications for this process. The next call for applications will occur in the spring of 2023.
Please visit the Hiring Process Updates page to stay on top of current activities for the 2021 Fire Cadet hiring process.
Cadet starting pay is $19.50/hour ($40,560/annually). After successful completion of our Academy (approximately 6 months), Probationary Firefighters will earn $55,230/annually. Download the pay schedule for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
To determine whether you are qualified to apply, please review our minimum qualifications and our disqualification information. Be sure to also review the fitness expectations for a Fire Cadet.
For other City of Austin employment opportunities, please refer to Austin City Jobs.