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Next Testing Date:

Written Exam: Friday, June 3, 2022
Physical Agility: Saturday, June 4

Thank you for your interest in the City of Wylie and Wylie Fire Rescue. Wylie Fire Rescue does recruit testing annually or based on department needs. We are pleased you are interested in working for Wylie Fire Rescue and suggest that you monitor this website for announcements of our next entrance exam. We hope you find the information below helpful as you determine if Wylie Fire Rescue is a good fit. To see current employment opportunities, please visit our Human Resources Page.

Printable Wylie Fire Rescue Recruitment Document

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum age 18, high school diploma or equivalent
  • Certified at a minimum as a Basic Structural Fire Protection Personnel by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or eligible to obtain your certification
  • Certified at a minimum as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the Texas Department of State Health Services, or Certified as a Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services


  • Possess a National Registry Certification for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic

 Hiring Process

  1. Application
  2. Invitation to Test
  3. Written Test
  4. Physical Ability
  5. Oral Interview
  6. Background Investigation
  7. DPS Check
  8. Psychological Exam
  9. Drug Screen
  10. Medical Evaluation
  11. Interview with the Fire Chief 


Written Examination

FireTEAM is a video-based testing system that assesses critical skills necessary to be a firefighter and includes the often-overlooked content areas of teamwork and human relations as well as mechanical aptitude, reading ability, and basic math skills.

As an option, Ergo Metrics has a practice test the applicant may purchase. The test can be found at the following link: https://ergopracticetests.com/index.cfm?FTB

Physical Ability Examination 

You must pass the written examination with a test score of 70 or better to be eligible to take the physical ability test. Eligible applicants will receive a letter inviting them to participate in the physical ability test. 

Physical Ability Preparation

  • A 20-minute video will be presented before the test.
  • A walk-through of the test will be given to all eligible applicants.
  • Time limit is 6:30 minutes.
  • Testing gear:  (Structure) helmet, coat, gloves, SCBA (will not be on air), and knee pads
  • Aerial climb at 70 degrees (not timed) at the end of the physical ability test

  • Event 1 - Candidate will advance a dry 1 3/4 pre-connected hose 70 ft. around two corners and place the nozzle in a designated spot.
  • Event 2 - Candidate will advance a charged 1 3/4 pre-connected hose line 70 ft. then through a diminishing clearance obstacle and set the nozzle down in a designated spot.
  • Event 3 - Candidate will raise a 24-ft. extension ladder hand over hand and back down.
  • Event 4 - Candidate will climb up and back down a 14-ft. roof ladder carrying a simulated 22-lb. chainsaw and place the chainsaw in the designated spot.
  • Event 5 - Candidate will crawl a distance of 20 ft. across a simulated attic space carrying a flashlight in his/her hand and place flashlight in a designated spot.
  • Event 6 - Candidate will stand on a pitched roof and strike the pad on the roof 30 times with a 10.5-lb. sledgehammer. When finished, the candidate will place a sledgehammer in a designated spot.
  • Event 7 - Candidate will drag a 162-lb. dummy 20 ft. and place it in designated area.
  • Event 8 - Candidate will remove 14-ft. ladder from mounted hooks and carry 51 ft. in a diamond-shaped course and replace the ladder back on mounted hooks. The ladder is not to touch the ground at any point.
  • Event 9 - Candidate will crawl on the ground for 40 ft. following a painted line in a square shape.
  • Event 10 - Candidate will climb up and down a flight of stairs three times while carrying a 7.5-lb.-flat head axe. Up to the top and back down is one. The candidate must touch the top three times and the bottom three times. The candidate's time will end when the candidate steps off the bottom step and places axe in the designated spot on the third and last revolution.

Preliminary Background Investigation

Upon passing the physical ability test, candidates will be given a personal history packet to complete and return on a given date. All information will be confirmed. Omissions or falsifications are grounds for rejection. 

Pay Scale

Paramedic only = $60,557.75/annually
Firefighter EMT-B Starting Salary = $63,745/annually
Firefighter Paramedic Starting Salary = $66,245/annually, includes $2,500 certification pay

Contact Chief Katy Willoughby for further information 

contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex 
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000 
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection2nd floor 
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor 
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary1st floor 
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor 
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov 

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor 
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor 
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor 
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning, 2nd floor 
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration, 3rd floor 
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing, 1st floor 
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor 
972-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov

Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6340, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Thursday, 5 am – 9 pm
Friday, 5 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Municipal Court
972-429-8080, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Parks and Recreation Administration
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-429-8047, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-516-6340, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Thomas and Mattie Brown House
301 North Ballard Ave.
972-516-6340, recreation@wylietexas.gov 
*Temporarily closed for improvements

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 

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