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.



Thank you for your interest in The Charlotte Fire Department. The application period for our 2021 Firefighter Recruiting Process is now closed..

Click here for Entry Level Firefighter Written Exam Introductory Guide.pdf

Click here for Entry Level Firefighter Structured Oral Interview Introductory Guide.pdf

To submit an Interest Card and be placed on our distribution list to receive email updates on future Firefighter hiring opportunities click here: Careers in Firefighting Interest Card

 Careers in Firefighting