Recruiting FAQs

Q: Who can join the fire department?
A: Anyone who is at least 16 years of age with parental consent. Only those applicants that are at least 18 years of age can attend our Fire Academy.

Q: Do I need prior experience?
A: No fire experience is necessary.

Firefighter training

Q: How much time is required once I join?
A: You're required to make a certain percentage of the weekly Tuesday 6 to 10 p.m. trainings as well as a certain percentage of the fire calls per year.

Q: Can I have facial hair?
A: A mustache is fine, but you can not have facial hair that extends past the corners of your mouth. Excessive facial hair could prevent your SCBA mask from sealing properly against your face.

Q: Can females join the fire department?
A: Yes, we encourage anyone who is interested in the fire service to join.

Firefighters and little kids

Q: What about my glasses, I can't see without them?
A: Our masks have a place for inserts for your prescription.

Q: How do I talk to someone about more questions?
A: Call our Administrative Offices at 281-554-1465 or stop by one of the stations on a Tuesday night between 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Q: How do I obtain an application to join the League City Volunteer Fire Department (LCVFD).
A: We no longer accept paper applications. View the job applications for the fire department. If you have questions please contact our Administrative Office.