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Join the Briaroaks Fire Department

Briaroaks Fire Department is always looking for motivated individuals who want to join our team. If you are interested in serving the community in a challenging and exciting way, then this is the place for you! It takes a significant commitment to serve as a volunteer firefighter.  Briaroaks Fire Department will provide all of the training and equipment necessary.  We will also provide a warm and inviting "second family" atmosphere. 

Become a Volunteer Firefighter!

It takes dedication and hours of training to become a volunteer firefighter. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, we need you! We owe to the residents of our fire jurisdiction our full commitment and dedication to being there when they need us. Being a volunteer firefighter is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community. The job is physically and mentally demanding and requires that the firefighter trains hard.

The greatest reward is being able to help your friends and neighbors in times of need!

We’re looking for brave men and women who take pride in where they live. Learn more about what it takes to become part of the fire department. Briaroaks Fire Department has meetings every Tuesday night at the fire station at 6:30 PM. Please feel free to stop by and talk with us about becoming a volunteer firefighter for your community. You'll be surrounded by dedicated, motivated people who will help you develop your potential and become the best firefighter you can be.

Family Guide

What To Expect

Joining a volunteer fire department affects not only the individual volunteer but their entire family as well.  It is an enormous commitment to public service that occasionally interrupts normal family life. Because of this, we encourage all prospective applicants and their families to review the Family Guide created by the National Volunteer Fire Council (link below).  This guide provides additional insight regarding the decision to serve as a volunteer firefighter and provides a "reality check" of the likely impact that decision will have on you and your family. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions!    

Family Guide

Membership Requirements

Seeking Qualified Individuals

Becoming a volunteer firefighter in your local community is one of the most rewarding and selfless decisions you can make. At Briaroaks Fire Department, our training programs are comprised of both practical application and in-class instruction. Trainees learn to handle various rescue tools, such as extinguishers, axes and ladders, and other equipment we use in our duties. Along with firefighting techniques, you'll be instructed in preventing fires, handling hazardous materials (HAZMAT), and performing emergency medical procedures.

Basic Requirements For Membership

  1. Must reside in Johnson County or Tarrant County, Texas
  2. Must be at least 21 years of age
  3. Must have a high school diploma or GED
  4. Must not have any felony convictions
  5. Must not have any class “B” or higher misdemeanor convictions within last 5 years
  6. Must have acceptable background investigation and driving record
  7. EMS only applicants must have Texas EMT-B or above certification
  8. Firefighter applicants must attain Texas EMR or above certification within 6 months

Maintaining Active Membership

  1. Unless excused, must attend all regular scheduled meetings
  2. Must maintain acceptable level of participation
  3. Must respond as part of assigned shift unless exempt or on approved trade
  4. Must meet department training requirements (initial and continuing education)
  5. Must adhere to all rules and regulations of the department
  6. Must maintain acceptable driving record
  7. Must maintain liability insurance on personal vehicles
  8. Must continue to meet all Basic Requirements for Membership

Application Process

  1. Initial Application read at three consecutive meetings (attendance strongly recommended)
  2. Background investigation completed during reading process
  3. Physical Agility Test (PAT)
  4. Membership Panel Interview
  5. Must complete initial membership training requirements (NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800, CTBS)
  6. At 3rd and final reading, application presented to membership for voting
  7. If 2/3 approve, applicant will be voted on as a probationary member for 90 days
  8. Following successful completion of the probationary period, the application will be voted on again for regular member status.


Briaroaks Fire Department

Briaroaks Fire District - Johnson County, Texas

Briaroaks Fire Department is a dedicated volunteer organization serving our community through fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical response, and excellent community service. We are dedicated to preserving life and property through prevention and professional, compassionate response. We pride ourselves on being your community fire department in Briaroaks Fire District and the surrounding areas in Johnson County, Texas. We strive to reduce loss of life and property through innovative approaches, technology, informed decisions, high standards, fiscal responsibility, and collaborative relationships.Johnson County Texas Volunteer Fire Department



Interested in joining Briaroaks Fire Department?

We Are Always Accepting Applications For Volunteer Positions!