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The Charlotte Fire Department employs over 1,100 men and women, of which more than 90% are employed within the Operations Division.  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.  

For additional information on the Firefighter hiring process 
here.

 

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2014 Firefighter Hiring Process
The 2014 Hiring process is officially closed and we are no longer accepting any applications. If you are interested in applying for the 2015 hiring process, dates for the application process will be posted on this website by mid-October. If you have any questions please send an email to cfdrecruitment@charlottenc.gov.
Please continue to check the website and your email for updates. The dates for upcoming events in the hiring process are listed below.
 
Firefighter Eligibility Requirements:
(must be met as of test date)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license
  • Honorable discharge, if any, from the military
  • Must meet the medical requirements set 
    forth in NFPA 1582.

 

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

Firefighter Applicant Disqualifiers:

  • Anything other than a honorable discharge from the military
  • Admission and/or conviction of a felony offense
  • Admission and/or conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
  • Illegal drug use within 12 months of the written test date
  • Pattern of illegal drug use
  • Pattern of theft
  • Six or more points for moving violation on driver record within the last three years
  • DUI/DWI conviction within the last five years

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