Job Description & Career Path Opportunities

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Job Description

The primary responsibility of all uniform firefighters is to protect the lives and property of the people of the City of Baytown, by responding to their emergencies in a quick and efficient manner, and to provide top quality customer service. 

Effectively fulfilling the duties of a Baytown Firefighter requires the employment of a broad range of skills while under stress and sometimes in hazardous environments. The ability to appropriately respond to each situation is crucial, requiring keen observation, good communication, rational thinking and, if an incident demands it, the ability to physically remove another person from a life hazard.

While no written description can encompass the many skills necessary to resolve every challenge a firefighter paramedic may face, the job description (PDF) is useful in providing a starting point for understanding what firefighter paramedics may be expected to do.  

Career Path Opportunities

In addition to the Operations Division, the Baytown Fire Department has many challenging and diverse assignments that are available to firefighters.
  • Regional Hazardous Materials Team
  • Training Division
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Educational Programs - B.E.A.T. Alley Team
  • Regional Structural Collapse & Tech Rescue Team
  • Marine Division
  • Regional Dive Team
  • Fire Investigator - Fire Marshal's Office
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