City of Snyder career firefighters are required to be certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
(TCFP) in structure fire fighting. This requires in most instances, the completion of an approved fire academy program.
Career firefighters are also required to obtain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician (or higher) certification to be employed by the City of Snyder.
Almost all paid firefighters have credentials above the minimal requirements, such as Paramedic certification, intermediate and advanced firefighting certification. Many are also certified fire instructors, some are certified fire investigators, and others have certifications in various technical aspects of fire duties, including rescue and apparatus operations.