Those interested in becoming a firefighter for the City of Irving must register to take an entrance examination. The Fire Department entrance exam is usually given once a year. A Firefighter Entrance Examination was administered on September 3, 2019. Click here to view the eligibility list created from this exam. A tentative schedule for hiring has also been created for this exam, click on the following link to view: Tentative Hiring Schedule

Approximately four weeks before the exam is to be given, registrants will be sent a letter containing information about the exam date, time, and place. Applicants must then sign and return a copy of this letter to be eligible to take the exam.

Applicants who pass the exam will be placed on an eligibility list ranked by test score. If all conditions are met to become a firefighter with the City of Irving, positions are offered as vacancies arise. The eligibility list remains in effect for one year. Those wishing to be considered after the list expires must again register and take the next entrance examination.

For more information about becoming an Irving firefighter, call Human Resources at (972) 721‑2696, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Firefighter Test Registration

The exam is only given out at certain times of the year, and registration is closed periodically. You can register online or by calling Human Resources at (972) 721-2696.

Fire Prevention Specialist Test Registration

Registration for the next Fire Prevention Specialist Entrance Exam is currently closed. You can call Human Resources at (972) 721-2696 if you previously registered online or in person and would like to confirm your registration. Click on the following links to view information about the next entrance exam which will be administered on Saturday, November 23, 2019:

Physical Agility Test Information

Access the following documents to learn more about the physical portion of the testing process: