Training requirements

No previous experience is required to join Precinct 4 VFD.

Applicants with current fire and/or medical certifications are subject to same application process, but will progress through the certification process faster. After joining PCT4, you will work with the PCT4 training coordinator to complete the required training. 


Firefighter Cadet (no previous experience/uncertified)

     – Precinct 4 cadets without previous experience or certifications will be trained in-house* and will be given opportunities to attend training through outside entities.

     –  All members are required to complete a 6-month probationary period which the cadet maintains the minimum participation requirement. 

     – See **Required Training for minimum training requirements. 


Firefighter Cadet (certified)

– All members are required to complete a 6-month probationary period which the cadet maintains the minimum participation requirement, and completes all **Required Training not already obtained. 

 – After basic certification, Firefighters are encouraged and incentivized to complete continuing education and certifications. This training can be funded through PCT4, and through state educational/fire protection grants. Members must maintain a minimum participation status to be eligible for these opportunities. 


*In-house training consists of fire training certified through State Firefighters’ & Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA), and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). National Traffic Incident Responder Training, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Courage to be Safe trainings are **required. Current PCT4 Training Coordinator: Rick Wagner


**Required Training:

The following is the minimum training required to become a Firefighter with Brazos County Precinct 4 VFD. Precinct 4’s certification process is meant to be completed during the 6 month probationary period. 

– SFFMA FF1 (or SFFMA FF2, TCFP, Pro Board, IFSAC)


– NIMS100/200/700/800

– Wildland S-190/S130

– National Traffic Incident Responder Training

– Courage to be Safe