Houston Fire Department Rolls Out New Incentive Program To Attract Recruits

Two new recruit classes for the Houston Fire Department will be the first to get a chance to take advantage of a new incentive program the department first announced earlier this year.

Under the program, pre-certified recruits who hold an active fire and emergency medical technician certification at the term of hire can receive an additional $2,500 for an active firefighter/EMT certification or $3,000 for an active firefighter/paramedic certification.

The goal, officials said, is to make the department more competitive and attractive to potential hires.

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