Volunteer Firefighters

We have about 40 active volunteer firefighters in our department.  The demand on their time to fulfill the requirements to be an active volunteer firefighter are substantial, and only those with the determination to be successful achieve their certification and move on to be a cadet.  The next one could be you!

When is the next Academy?

Our next Recruit Academy will begin soon. Information regarding the next academy will be posted here as it becomes available.


When you volunteer with Spring Fire Department, you get the training and guidance you need to keep the community–and yourself–safe.

We’re looking for courage, intelligence, a cool head under pressure, and most of all, a desire to make Spring, Texas a better, safer, place for everyone.

Applicant Requirements:
  • Must live within Coverage Area or close proximity
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or GED*
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

* If still in High School, must show proof of passing all classes with a 75 or greater

Recruit Academy Prerequisites:

Successfully complete the following:

  • 4-Hour Department Orientation course
  • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Program
  • Texas Boater Safety course
  • NFPA 1500 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety course
  • Workplace Diversity course
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, 703, 800 classes
Recruit Academy:

* 24 weeks – Wednesday and Saturday each week

Cadet Program:
  • Complete Phase Testing Program (8 months)
  • Receive Firefighter status

Benefits of volunteering

When you volunteer with Spring Fire Department, you become part of something bigger than yourself.

Become part of a team that becomes your family and gives you opportunities most never receive including serving the citizens of our great community.

  • Comprehensive training resulting in a Firefighter 1 certification from the State Fireman’s and Fire Marshal’s Association
  • Stipend in accordance with FLSA volunteer provisions
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement for some Fire and EMS related certifications
  • Eligibility to receive lifetime retirement pay after age 55 with over 10 years of qualified service through the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System
  • Department provided on-duty and off-duty life insurance; accident insurance; disability benefits
  • Opportunity to make lifelong friends and become part of the fire service brotherhood/sisterhood
  • An excellent path to a full-time or part-time career position in the fire service

are you ready to volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer firefighter is the most rewarding experience and an
opportunity to serve your community