I think at one point most of us had firefighter on our list of jobs we wanted as a grown up. I'll be the first to admit somewhere in the family photo albums lost in time at my parents house is a picture of me and my younger brother playing with one of those pedal powered firetrucks going around the neighborhood back in the 1980s. I'll admit even to this day whenever the fire truck goes by the station I still get up and run outside to see where it's headed.

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There's a lot of pride in the job and you can tell with the love they put into their trucks which never seem to be dirty. The city has also been upgrading stations too to help with response times. I'll admit I got to play with a hose once and let me say this, It ain't your garden hose... its a beast with a mind of it's own and with a mastery level to go with it.

Sarah Clark, Townsquare Media
Sarah Clark, Townsquare Media

Well if your dream is to become an Amarillo firefighter, the path may become a little easier starting next year. In the past in order to qualify you already had to have a firefighter certification and EMT Basic certifications here in Texas. The department is hosting it's academy starting in January which will take applicants who may not be certified and get them trained and credentialed. This is really neat because it opens the door for folks here in the Amarillo area who may not have qualified otherwise but would make great candidates and in turn better reflect the community here in Amarillo.

If you have a dream to be a firefighter and are between the ages of 18-35 with a High School Diploma or GED, you might just have a shot to be crew on those really cool shiny red trucks. While the official site is still under construction there's still good contact information for those who are interested.

12 Photos of Amarillo From the Columbia Space Shuttle

You'll have to squint....but you'll see a few things you'll recognize! Get ready to get a kick out of Amarillo as seen from beyond just a bird's eye point of view!

LOOK: This "Amarillo Pictorial" is an Amazing Collection of Historical Photos!

Wow. Just wow.

Robbi McDaniel Rivers dug up this incredible magazine published in 1931. You'll find the many Amarillo buildings and landmarks that you know and love--they're brand new in these photos!


Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK


You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 9/30/2021

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