Fire Academy Info

The Westlake Fire Department requires applicants to have a certification as a Basic Firefighter with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and a Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification from the Department of State Health Services. There are several Fire Academies in the central Texas area that offer both certifications. See the Texas Commission on Fire Protection website for a list of approved academies: http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/testing/testing_overview.asp