Recruiting & Training

  1. Training
  2. Recruiting

The Training Division is responsible for continuing education and the maintenance and renewals of all fire and EMS certifications. At a minimum, every New Braunfels firefighter is certified as a firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and as an emergency medical technician through the Department of State Health Services.

The majority of New Braunfels firefighters are certified at levels well above the minimum requirements of the department and the State of Texas. Our division also provides our firefighters and regional public safety responders with courses and opportunities for professional development.

The Training Division operates under the leadership of Support Services Battalion Chief Jeremy VanAusdall. Captain Michael Hayes oversees the EMS program along with Lieutenant Josh Baker and Captain Mike Hayes oversees the Department Training Program. Michelle Lopez contributes significantly as administrative secretary for the Training Division.

The Training Division offices and classrooms are located at:
424 S. Castell Avenue.
New Braunfels, TX, 78130
Telephone Number: 830-221-4260

  1. Pay & Benefits
  2. Quality of Life
  3. Career Paths

STARTING ANNUAL BASE PAY FOR FIREFIGHTER: $54,773.00 (not including approximate built-in over-time of $4,200 per year) 

  • EMT – Paramedic: $3000 
  • TCFP Intermediate Firefighter: $600, Advanced Firefighter: $1,200/Master Firefighter: $1,800
  • EMT – Intermediate: $1,800
  • EMS/Fire Instructor: $300 
  • Fire & Arson Assignment: $1,800
  • Bilingual ability (Spanish or German only, test required): $300
  • Associates Degree: $600, Bachelor’s Degree: $1,200, Master’s Degree: $1,800 


  • 48/96 Work Schedule
  • Vacation – 180 Hours per year for the first 2 years 
  • Military Leave 
  • Sick Leave – 180 Hours per year 
  • Bereavement – 24 Hours per year 
  • Longevity - $6.50 per month TMRS – 7%; 2 to 1 City Match 
  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance 
  • Twelve (12) Paid Holidays 
  • Uniforms and Equipment 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Employee Assistance Program 

*Note: All insurance products are offered and effective on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.