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How to Become a Firefighter With the City of San Marcos

The San Marcos Fire Department is dedicated to providing a well-trained, motivated, and diverse team of professionals that delivers excellence in prevention, educational programs, and emergency response services to our community in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner.

SMFD Hiring - Rescheduled March 11 2021 Logo

**UPDATE**The test has been rescheduled to March 11 due to weather.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5. 

The San Marcos Fire Department tests annually and the next test will be given on Thursday, March 11, 2021. This eligibility list will be in effect for a period of one year from the test date or until the list has been exhausted, whichever occurs first. 


The physical ability exercise consists of three separate events. Applicants must successfully complete each event to pass the Physical Ability Exercise (PAE). Click to get more information on the Physical Ability Exercise (PDF).

Apply and for additional information online.

If you have further questions, please contact our Human Resources Department. Phone: 512.393.8066.

Firefighter Entrance Physical Ability Exercise

Entrance Exam Information