Become a Beaumont Fire Cadet

Join One of the Most Celebrated Public Service Teams in Texas. Why Us: Great Starting Salary + Incentive Pay * Promotion & Job Enrichment Opportunities * Personal Protective Equipment & Uniform Stipends * Leave, Retirement + Insurance Benefits

There are four phases to the Fire Cadet program. Are you up for the challenge?


The First Step to becoming a Beaumont Fire-Rescue Firefighter Cadet includes meeting the minimum qualifications.


To apply for a Beaumont Fire-Rescue Fire Cadet position, candidates must meet the following initial qualifications.

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age to take the written examination and must not be thirty-six (36) years of age or older on start date of employment.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited High School or have an equivalency certificate (GED).
  • Must possess or have the capability to obtain a valid Texas Driver’s License by start date of employment.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Have a current National Registry Certification and able to obtain an EMT, EMT-A or EMT Paramedic License with Texas Department of State Health Services by start date of employment. 
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English Language.


After meeting the minimum requirements and successfully passing the entrance exam, applicants must complete a series of tests and assessments:

  • Perform 1 Minute Sit-Up Test – Minimum – 26 sit-ups.
  • Recover 5 minutes.
  • Perform 300 Meter Run – Time Limit – 81 seconds.
  • Recover 5-10 minutes.
  • Perform 1 Minute Push-Up Test – Minimum – 20 push-ups.
  • Recover 5 Minutes
  • Perform 1.5 Mile Run Test – Time Limit – 16:39
  • Aerial Ladder Climb – 100’ at a 75-degree angle


After successfully completing steps one and two Firefighter Cadets will be appointed to the LIT Fire Academy by the Fire Chief. These individuals will undergo a semester of extensive academic and physical training.  


After completing the LIT Fire Academy and successfully passing TCFP State Examination Cadet will be officially sworn in as TCFP Firefighter/EMT in the Beaumont Fire-Rescue. After officially being sworn in Firefighters one-year probationary period begins. 

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