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 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.
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.