- Run 1.5 miles in less than 13:00 minutes.
- Complete 30 push-ups in 1 minute.
- 5 Pull-ups
- Complete 40 sit-ups in 1 minute.
- Have a Body Fat Index of less than 20%.
- Sit & Reach of 19 inches
After Graduation from the Fire Academy
Graduating Firefighters also known as Probationary Fire Fighters, will immediately participate in standard fire service activities such as fire suppression, inspections, rescue operations, pre-fire planning, and station and equipment maintenance.
Promotional opportunities to the next higher rank begin four years from the date a Firefighter entered the Fire Academy, they are eligible to take a promotional examination for the next higher rank. Examinations are given yearly and an eligibility list is formed with the passing scores. Individuals on the list are eligible for promotion as vacancies occur within the department. As employees are promoted, additional assignment opportunities will open up in areas such as:
Non-Firefighting Positions - SAFD also employs administrative and other support personnel. For information on open positions and this employment process, visit the City of San Antonio’s Human Resources website.
Wages & Benefits - The City of San Antonio works to provide a competitive compensation and benefits plan to attract, retain, and motivate its workforce. For general information, visit the City of San Antonio’s Human Resources website.
Job Fairs & Career Days
SAFD participates in numerous local and statewide career and job fairs each year. For information on our schedule or to request our participation, contact our Recruiting Office at (210) 207-8427.
For recruiting questions, or how to get into the Fire Dept., please contact:
215 S. San Saba, Suite 107
San Antonio, Texas 78207
If you are on an active ELIGIBILITY LIST and have questions about your current status OR an upcoming CPAT, click here to send e-mail to: Applicant Processing