The Dodd J. Miller Training Center is located at 5000 Dolphin Road. The Training Center was completed in 1987 and contains 17,000 square feet of classrooms, an apparatus room, and offices. In addition, there is a driving course, a flashover chamber, a railroad tank car, a 7 story commercial simulator, a 3 story open drill tower, and residence simulator.
The Clothing and Supply Section is responsible for quartermaster services including firefighter personal protective ensembles, uniforms, fire station supplies, emergency medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. This section is in a 20,200 sq. ft. facility.


Dallas Fire-Rescue Recruiters are responsible for processing candidates for all uniformed Trainee Fire Rescue Officers (TFRO) and Trainee Fire Prevention Officers (TFPO) for employment. Our Recruiters oversee an eight-week training and mentoring program, to prepare TFRO applicants for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Recruiters are currently processing approximately 400 TFRO, and 299 TFPO applicants. Additionally, Recruiters serve as a public face for DFR, through participation in area public schools Career Days and local Job/Career Fairs.

Candidates Attending Dolphin Road
Job Fair

Firefighter Demonstrating Hose
Pull for CPAT

Girl Scouts Attending Women's Day
at Dolphin Road Career Fire


Applications for Trainee Fire and Rescue Officer will be accepted January 4, 2015 through January 17, 2015. The minimum requirements for candidates are:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) and not have reached thirty-six (36) years of age on the date the Civil Service written examination is administered (March 17, 2015, and the 18th if necessary)
  • Minimum of 45 semester hours of college from an accredited college or university with a “C” average or better, or 4 years active duty military service (Honorable Discharge)
  • A valid driver’s license
  • No felony convictions

Beginning January 4, 2015, interested candidates will be allowed to submit an online application to Civil Service, via; go to “Today I Want to” – Find a job, on the left side of the page. Applicants will be redirected to NEOGOV to complete the application process. Once an application is accepted by NEOGOV, the applicant will be notified via email. Next, Civil Service will verify the applicants’ eligibility and request each applicant to submit supporting documentation (college transcripts or DD214). After verification, eligible candidates will be assigned a date and time to take the Trainee Fire and Rescue Officer written examination.

If you have questions, please contact a recruiter at 214-670-0223. Also, follow us on Facebook.

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