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


Attention all 2016 Trainee Fire and Rescue Officer applicants. Download, print, and complete the 2016 Personal History Package and CPAT Liability Waiver forms after you have received a passing score on the Civil Service Exam. The forms must be printed single sided and returned to the Dallas Fire-Rescue Recruiting Office. These forms must be mailed to:

Dallas Fire-Rescue Recruiting
Attention: Document Processing
5000 Dolphin Road, Bldg A. Room 135
Dallas, TX 75223

IMPORTANT: THE COMPLETED PERSONAL HISTORY PACKAGE AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED OR POST MARKED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON MARCH 11, 2016. If you mail your documents, we recommend purchasing some form of tracking or receipt to confirm the post mark date and time. Do not delay in returning your personal history package. Any packages not received or postmarked by 5:00 P.M. on March 11, 2016 are late and the application will be removed from the hiring process.

The Dallas Fire-Fire Rescue Department uses the Candidate Physical Agility Test as part of our application process. We offer a six-week mentorship program to prepare applicants for the test. However, it is recognized that some individuals may be capable of passing CPAT without participation in this program. These individuals may excuse themselves from participation in the mentorship program upon the receipt by the fire department of a written and signed waiver, acknowledging that the fire department made the program available and that the candidate knowingly and voluntarily waived participation in the orientation and practice sessions.

If you do not wish to participate in the Mentorship Program, you must fill out the Waiver of Practice Form and submit it with your Personal History Packet. If you do wish to participate in the Mentorship program, you must complete the 2016 Mentorship Program Liability Waiver and submit it with your Personal History Packet. These forms can be found here:

2016 CPAT Waiver of Practice Form
2016 Mentorship Program Liability Waiver

There are several resources to assist you in preparing for the CPAT. You may find the Orientation Session online at: In addition, you can download the Orientation Guide and Candidate Preparation Guides here:

CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide
CPAT Orientation Guide

Included below is a Hiring Timeline which may assist you in keeping track of your status throughout the testing and hiring process. If you have any questions, you can reach the Recruiting Division by email at or by phone at 214 670 0220. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DallasFDRecruit.

Hiring Timeline

Post Hire:

The following forms will need to be filled out should you be offered employment. These are not to be turned in unless you have received a Conditional Offer of Employment. You will be given instructions on when you need to turn in these forms with your Conditional Offer of Employment.

Human Resources Forms

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