About the Written Assessment
The Charlotte Fire Department only accepts applications online during a designated window of time each year, usually in the fall.
The Written Assessment (Basic Skills) Exam is currently closed at this time. Please watch Charlottefire.org for updated information.
The firefighter exam is designed to assess:
How well you observe things and how well you remember what you observed
Your ability to listen to and understand complex spoken instructions
Your ability to read with understanding
Your basic computational skills
Your ability to understand the mechanical relationships between objects
Personal factors related to such areas as teamwork, perseverance, and motivation
The Charlotte Fire Department has an audio file and
accompanying preparation guide with more information about the exam. Read
through the guide and listen to the audio file (below) to learn more about
the assessment and how best to prepare. Click
here or on the image below to view and download the guide.