Bayport fire department

​Proudly Serving the Communities of:  Bayport, Oak Park Heights, Baytown and West Lakeland

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  • Mandatory classroom training includes Fire Fighter I (100 hours) and First Responder (48 hours) at an accredited institution within your first two years of joining.  Classes are offered frequently throughout the area on evenings and the Bayport Fire Department will pay for your training and reimburse your mileage.


  • Members are required to attend 75% of regularly scheduled drills.  Drills are offered every second and fourth Monday of the month from 6 pm – 9 pm with make-up drills running on the third Saturday of each month from 8am – 11am.

  • Members are required to participate in 25% of all calls on a yearly basis.  Bayport Fire Department runs approximately 1,200 calls per year, with the vast majority consisting of EMS runs.  Most calls last between 30 – 45 minutes.

  • Pay is on an hourly basis with minimum of 1 hr pay and max of 5 hr pay per call.  Pay ranges from $12-13/hr.  Members are also paid for training.

  • Members must live within 10 minutes of the Fire Station

  • Bayport Fire Department Pensions are well-funded and members become partially vested after 10 years of service and fully vested after 20.


  • Although joining Bayport Fire Department is a big commitment that must be weighed by you and your family, time remains plentiful for our members to enjoy family, friends, and their careers.

Consider the following as you Ponder this decision:

We are always seeking motivated and dedicated community members for service as Paid, On-call Firefighter/First Responders