Police & Fire Application Procedure

The dates for all police and fire examinations are posted in the main lobby and advertised in the North Texas area. The eligibility list is valid for 12 months from the date certified by the Civil Service Commission.

Application Packets for Fire and Police have more details and requirements than a regular employment application. They can be found and downloaded under the job description on the Current Openings page. Fire and Police application deadlines are strictly enforced. Regular employment applications cannot be used for Fire and Police entry level examinations.

In no case will applications or certifications be accepted after the deadline. Applicants must be sure to send a copy of their high school diplomas or G.E.D. In addition, an applicant must send along with the application a copy of their birth certificate, and a copy of their DD Form 214 showing an honorable discharge, if applicable. If the application or these required documents are not received by the deadline, an applicant will not be eligible to take the civil service examination. All documents that need to be notarized should be done before the deadline as well. The City of Denison will email applications to interested parties once the test date has been approved.

Minimum Requirements
Fire
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to take examination
  • A person may not be certified as eligible for a beginning position in a Fire Department if the person is 36 years of age or older
  • Must have good moral character and be able to meet all legal requirements by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education and Texas Department of State Health Services. Must be able to meet all Civil Service eligibility requirements.
  • Must be certified Firefighter/EMT in order to be eligible to take examination. Must be able to obtain Paramedic certification within 3 years
  • Must be able to pass the entry level written examination, oral interview, and physical agility test, and thorough background investigation
Police
  • Must be at least 21 years of age when licensed unless, at least 18 years of age and;
    A. Credited with 60 hours of study at an accredited college or university
    B. Associate Degree from an accredited college or university; or
    C. Honorable Discharge after at least 2 years of military service
  • Applicant will not be eligible if 45 years of age or older
  • Must have good moral character and be able to meet all legal requirements for certification by TCLOESE and Civil Service eligibility requirements.
  • Must pass psychological examination
  • Must pass entry level written examination, physical agility exam, oral interviews, and thorough background investigation
Application Submissions
Application Packets for Fire and Police are only available for download under their job description on the Current Openings page. For more information about examination dates and receiving an application study guide, you can call 903-464-4445.

Application Packets are available from and returnable to:

City of Denison Human Resource Office
P.O. Box 347
Denison, TX 75021-0347

Picture I.D.’s are required before an applicant can be admitted to take examinations. Further questions regarding this process can be directed to or call Rich Hollensed, Human Resource Director for more information at 903.465.2720.