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