COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 30th . Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals until further notice.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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Benefits and Salary

The Baytown Fire Department offers excellent starting pay and benefits: 

  • Starting Salary: Probationary Firefighter - $65,321.
  • After meeting certain qualifying benchmarks, you will be eligible for the following incentives:
    • Special/Skill Pay (Monthly):
      • Paramedic Certification - $500 Upon successful completion of Baytown Fire Department FTO program
      • Bilingual - $50
      • HazMat Station Assignment - $100
      • HazMat Team Assignment - $50
    • Certification Pay (Monthly): 
      • Intermediate FF Certification - $83
      • Advanced FF Certification - $133
      • Master FF Certification - $190
    • College Degree (Monthly):
      • Associate's - $50
      • Bachelor's - $100
      • Master's - $125
    • Hiring Incentives:
      • $1,500 Signing Incentive as follows: $500.00 upon successful completion of the Paramedic FTO program and the balance in equal monthly installments until the end of the probationary period for a total payment of $1,000. A person shall receive only one such payment regardless of the number of times the person is hired by the City.


      • Relocation Expenses Reimbursement. The City shall reimburse the cost of moving household goods and effects to the City of Baytown and/or its ETJ for firefighters hired after the effective date of this policy up to a maximum of $2,000.00. The firefighter will obtain three (3) bids from reputable moving firms and the City Manager may elect the moving firm of choice, reserving the option to select the lowest responsible bidder. Moving reimbursement is available only for moves from outside the city limits to inside the city limits of Baytown and will be provided only once to a firefighter.
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