Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fire Cadet for the Austin Fire Department. You can learn more about us at JoinAFD.
Applications for the 2023 Fire Cadet Hiring Process are now closed.
Please visit the Hiring Process Updates page to stay on top of current activities for the 2023 Fire Cadet hiring process.
Cadet starting pay is $21/hour ($43,680, annually). After successful completion of our Academy (approximately 6 months), Probationary Firefighters will earn $55,259, annually.
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.