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 are currently closed at this time for future updates please fill out an interest card.
Careers in Firefighting Interest Card
The Written Assessment (Basic Skills) Exam will be offered after the application period. Applicants who pass the written assessment exam will be invited back to take the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT.