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fireback.jpgThe Charlotte Fire Department employs more than 1,160 men and women, including 1,040 firefighters.

The Charlotte Fire Department has been serving the Queen City since 1887. Its primary mission is to preserve life and property through rapid emergency response, code enforcement, education and planning.

We take that mission very seriously, and have the highest standards for those men and women who choose to join the Charlotte Fire Department.

Our hiring needs vary from year to year; however, it is our goal to continually seek out highly qualified and diverse candidates to join our world-class organization.   

Firefighter Hiring Process

The Firefighter Written Entrance Exam Scheduled for Saturday January 23, 2016 has been delayed due to the inclement weather. Applicants who are scheduled for the 8:00am and 10:00am test sessions should report to the testing location at 10:00am for check in. Applicants who are scheduled for the 12:00pm test session should still report to the testing location at 12:00pm for check in. The written test will take place at the Oasis Shriner's Temple at 604 Doug Mayes Place Charlotte, NC. Please bring a valid photo ID with you to check in, you will not be permitted without valid identification.

 If you have any questions please email cfdrecruitment@charlottenc.gov .  

 Click on the "Careers in Firefighting" link to the left for more details on the firefighter recruitment process.


 CFD Firefighter Application Process

Firefighters are highly skilled professionals who provide emergency response to fires and other life-threatening situations.

Although firefighters may be best known for fire suppression, their job requires much more. In many cases, firefighters are the first emergency personnel to arrive at the scene of a traffic accident or medical call and must have the skills to treat injuries and perform other vital medical, rescue and emergency response functions.

The Charlotte Fire Department opens its firefighter recruitment process once a year. The process begins in November with the online application. Click on the Careers in Firefighting link to find out more about the process, including:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application process and timeline
  • Salary
  • Benefits

For questions related to your application or the hiring process, contact CFD Recruitment at 704-336-2979 or via email at cfdrecruitment@charlottenc.gov.


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