Fire Department Applications

Completing the firefighter application is the first step in becoming a firefighter for the City of Big Spring. Applications can be picked up in the Human Resources office located at 310 Nolan, Big Spring, Texas or downloaded from this website. You may download an application here.

Before applying for a position with the Big Spring Fire Department, please be sure you meet the minimum qualifications and do not meet any of the listed disqualifications. Please follow all the instructions in the application packet and make sure that the application is fully completed using blue ink. This will help us determine which form is the original and which is the photocopy. Please initial each page of this packet to indicate that you have read and understand each page. Pages that require notarization must be notarized before you return the application to the Human Resources office. Please return completed packet to the Human Resource Department by the application deadline listed on page six of the packet.

Application Submission
Late applications will not be accepted. You must submit the following with your application packet:
  • Photocopies of your current driver's license, social security card, and certified birth certificate.
  • Your job/work history for the 5 employers. If 5 listed employers do not cover a time period of at 10 years, please use a supplemental employment page, to record your remaining employment history. Use additional pages as necessary (the format MUST include all requested information).
  • Proof of highest education. A copy of your Diploma, General Educational Development (GED), college degree(s) and/or transcript(s).
  • Please attach a copy of all firefighter certificates or show proof of attending the necessary training to be certified as a firefighter, if applicable.
  • Copy of DD-214 Member 4 (long form), if you have been in the military.
  • NGB Form 22, if you have been in the National Guard.
Note: Your application is not complete until all the required documentation has been submitted.

Sending an Application
Completed applications must be signed, notarized and returned, by the posted deadline, in person or by mail to:
The City of Big Spring
Human Resources Office
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720

The Human Resources office does not accept faxed or emailed applications. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on the posted deadline. Applications will be reviewed to determine which applicants qualify to take the written examination. Applicants will be notified of this decision by mail or telephone.

Contact the Human Resources Department
It is not necessary for applicants to contact the Human Resources Department at
432-264-2345 regarding any firefighter openings after an application has been submitted. If you are among the qualified applicants for a firefighter position, you will be contacted to verify the testing date and time. You will be notified of your eligibility to test.

After you have completed and submitted an application, you are required to inform the Human Resources department of any changes i.e. address, phone number, application with other departments, change in certification status, etc. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your application.