Our department is always looking for volunteers.  It takes a special type of individual who is willing to commit a set amount of time per week to volunteer at the station.  It is not an easy job by no means.  Training is held once a week and your presence  is expected.

But as we all know, dedication and a true commitment can be extremely rewarding.  If you are possibly interested in a career in the fire fighting industry, there is no better way to find out if it is something worth pursuing.  We will help you gain the knowledge and certifications necessary to follow this career.  Fill out the application found on this website and submit it to us.

You will be glad you did.



Firefighter EMT/Intermediate/Paramedic


The hiring process, in most cases, begins with the submission of the job application .

Meanwhile, a written exam will be scheduled and administered to all applicants. The written exam will determine who will proceed to an interview panel.

The next step would be for an applicant to have an appointment scheduled for an Chiefs interview.  Should both parties be interested, the department would proceed with completing a background check, driver's license check and verifying any certifications and references that were submitted with the application.

Bexar County ESD No. 8 does not and shall not discriminate on basis of gender, religion, race, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or military status in its operations or activities.

Pay & Benefits

Approximate Salary:
• Full Time: $30,600 for first year (Paramedic $35,125);
• Incentives for - TCFP certifications, Advanced EMT / Medic, Education, & Longevity
• Retirement TCDRS 2:1 match at 7%;
• Paid (100%) medical, dental, vision, accidental disability, and life insurance for employee;
• 192 Hours of PTO Annually;
• Holiday pay;
• 24/48 Shift schedule