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November Oncor vegetation management efforts.

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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UPPD statements on fatal shooting.

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Boo! Halloween safety tips from UPPD.

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Let’s lock UP to reduce crime and protect property! (Part II)

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October 2021 UPdate.

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Wednesday, October 27 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, October 28 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time in Goar Park.

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Saturday, October 30 at 1:30 p.m. - Halloween Crafts & Spooky Fun @ UP Public Library.

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Saturday, October 30 at 3 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Time.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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Required qualifications for employment as a firefighter are as follows:
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum age of 19 by job posting closing date 
  • TCFP Basic Structural Fire Certification
  • TDSHS Certified as an EMT or Paramedic
  • IFSAC Fire and National Registry EMS certifications will be recognized
  • Copies of all certifications must be submitted with application or by closing date to Human Resource Department
  • Successfully complete all pre-employment screenings which will include: review of candidate's driving record and criminal history, physical ability test, medical physical, psychological exam, polygraph, background check and drug test 

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity associated with assigned duties. Ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop, crawl, lift, and transport victims of accidents and fires. May be exposed to extreme temperatures, electrical hazards, communicable diseases, and hazardous environments while engaged in fire fighting, delivery of emergency medical services or other rescue activities.
COMPENSATION
  • Firefighter/EMT $68,222 - $82,916 per year
  • Paramedic certification pay of additional $2,100 up to $4,800 per year
  • $35 MICU shift assignment pay
  • $100 per month Fire Inspector certification pay
  • Education and advanced fire certification pay  
  • Retirement Benefits with Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and 2:1 City match

Please visit the Human Resources Department to apply.