The Charlotte Fire
Department's primary mission is to preserve life and property through rapid
emergency response, code enforcement, education and planning.
Emergency Response has been the department's top function since 1887, and
includes fire suppression, first-responder emergency medical services,
hazardous materials mitigation, technical, dive and aircraft rescue
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Charlotte Firefighter. You'll
find additional information here about our hiring process, candidate
eligibility requirements, salary and benefits.
Click here for a
printable document that details the firefighter hiring process.
Middle- and high-school students interested in the fire service can start planning their careers early. Click here to learn what it takes to be a firefighter.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2018 HIRING PROCESS :
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE 2018 HIRING PROCESS STARTING OCTOBER 21, 2017- NOVEMBER 3, 2017.
Registration will open on Saturday, October 21st at 8:00am est and will close on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:59pm est.
The Fire fighter Trainee (2018 Hiring Process)
application can be found online at: https://careers.charlottenc.gov/psp/ER92PRD/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL
Applicants who successfully submit an application will receive an email with instructions on how to apply for the Written Assessment after November 3, 2017.
The Written Assessment (Basic Skills) Exam will be offered on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Applicants who pass the written assessment exam will be invited back to take the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT.
The Charlotte Fire Department, in conjunction with
Gardner-Webb University, is starting a Career Readiness Project. The purpose of
this initiative is to provide multi-phased support to firefighter candidates participating in the annual Charlotte Fire Department
written entrance exam.
The objective is to assist participants with standardized
test-taking skills and increase their ability to successfully complete the exam
with a passing score.
The Charlotte Fire Department will host an open house on
Saturday June 30, 2018. This event will be held in the auditorium of the
Charlotte Fire Training Academy located at 1770 Shopton Road from 10:00AM to
2:00PM. If you are interested, we encourage you to come out and take an
up-close and personal look at what our department has to offer. We will have
staff members available to assist and answer questions. In addition, we will
have the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) course set up for participants
who want to get a feel for the course. We have four time slots
available: 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, and 1:00PM. If you are interested
in taking advantage of this opportunity, please click the link below to sign up
for a time slot.
We hope to see you there!