Ellis County residents depend on volunteer firefighters to respond when emergencies arise.
The Ellis County Fire Department's firefighters protect life and property by performing 24-hour, on-call duties that include:
Handling hazardous materials
Providing emergency aid
Maintenance, Compensation & Training
Firefighters maintain fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. They are paid per call at the end of each month. ISO standards mandate that every volunteer firefighter attend at least two hours of training every month.
Firefighter applicants must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Be residents of Ellis County
Consent to a background check
Meet physical demands of the fire / rescue job performance