Employment Opportunities

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 firefighting.

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.




Thanks for your interest in starting a career with the Charlotte Fire Department unfortunately our applications are closed for the 2019 process.



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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.



 Careers in Firefighting