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About the Written Assessment

The Charlotte Fire Department only accepts applications online during a designated window of time each year.

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