Minimum Qualifications for Firefighter/Paramedic


  • Certified as Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic by the Department of State Health Services by hire date.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen as evidenced by birth certificate, passport or legal immigration documentation.
  • Must have an acceptable criminal history according to the standards set by TCFP and TDSHS.
  • Must not be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle, and must possess a valid Texas driver's license.
  • Must pass a physical, drug screening as well as a psychological test.
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The following is a list of conditions that may disqualify an applicant at any time during the hiring process for the Mansfield Fire Department:

  • Currently on court-ordered community supervision, probation or indictment for any criminal offense
  • Discharge from the military under less than honorable conditions
  • An incomplete or falsified application and/or personal history statement
  • Having indicators of serious, repeated employment instability
  • Having financial history indicating lack of judgement, dependability, or trustworthiness
  • Having indicators of inadequate interpersonal skills
  • Having indicators that applicant is not suited for employment
  • Receiving deceptive polygraph results
  • Having unfavorable background investigator's recommendations
  • Having unfavorable psychological exam results
  • Having an unfavorable medical or drug screening
  • The use of marijuana or marijuana substitute recreationally within the past 12 months
  • As an adult, illegal drug use (except marijuana) of any kind within the last 5 years
  • Misuse of precription medications (including illegal steroids) on a case by case basis
  • Intentional misuse of product on a case by case basis, I.e. tetraflourethane (propellant in compressed air)
  • Manufacture, sale or distribution of any drug illegally regardless of time
  • Extensive use of any illegal drug will be considered on a case by case basis
  • Having a driver's license that is currently under suspension or revocation
  • Convicted within the past three years for any of the following:
  1. DUI/DWI or other chemical substance-related driving 
  2. Hit and Run
  3. Failure to stop and render aid at the scene of an accident
  4. Failure to disclose identification at the scene of an accident
  5. Negligent manslaughter involving a motor vehicle
  6. Excessive standard moving violations such as speeding, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control signal, failure to signal, failure to keep right, following too close, etc.
  7. Having multiple convictions (more than two) for failure to maintain financial responsibility