What are DeSoto's hiring requirements?
Must be between 21 - 35 years of age at the time of appointment as a firefighter.

Must be a United States citizen.

Must have a copy of High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Must provide proof of certification as a basic Firefighter, as established by Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and must be fully certified with the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic OR provide proof of certification as a Paramedic (must provide a Paramedic Certificate issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) prior to entrance examination.

Must possess a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

Must meet all physical requirements.

Must not have used illegal drugs in the past three years.

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1. Occasionally I see a fire hydrant with what appears to be water gushing out of it. Why is this and do I need to report it?
2. What are DeSoto's hiring requirements?
3. Why does a fire truck come when I call for an ambulance?
4. Can the Fire Department come unlock my car if I leave my keys inside?
5. How can I be notified of the next testing date?
6. How do you study for the test?
7. What is the procedure after I take the Civil Service test?
8. How do I report a leaking or broken fire hydrant?
9. Can I do Community Service at a fire station or through the fire department?
10. Does the Fire Department fill private pools with water?
11. Can the Fire Department come out and change the batteries on my smoke detector?