Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fire Cadet for the Austin Fire Department. You can learn more about our process by visiting To determine whether you are qualified to apply, please review our minimum qualifications and our disqualification information.
For other City of Austin employment opportunities, please refer to Austin City Jobs.

Fire Cadet Hiring Process

Learn more about the process to become an Austin firefighter.

Preparation Tips

Find out about some ways to prepare for the hiring process.

Legal or Medical Concerns?

View the disqualification criteria.

You have taken the exam...what next?

Keep up-to-date with next steps in the hiring process




The Austin Fire Department (AFD) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.  AFD is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs and activities.  To request reasonable accommodation, email