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 2017 HIRING PROCESS :
The 2017 online application is now CLOSED. Applicants who successfully submitted an employment application should receive an email with information to register online for the Written Entrance Exam. This step is required if you wish to continue in the process.
Registration will open on Tuesday, November 8th at 8:00am est and will close on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 5:00pm est. If you do not register for the written test before the closing deadline, your application will be automatically closed for the 2017 hiring process.
If you did not receive your email, please contact the recruitment team as soon as possible at email@example.com.
The Written Assessment (Basic Skills) Exam will be offered on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Applicants who pass the written assessment exam will be invited back to take the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT.