Charlotte Fire Now Accepting Fire Recruit Applications

Published on March 22, 2024

Charlotte Fire recruit Jarvis Harris

Charlotte Fire Firefighter Recruit Jarvis Harris is scheduled to graduate on March 28, 2024, with Charlotte Fire Recruit Class 124.

By Kevin Campbell

Charlotte Fire is accepting applications for its firefighter recruit program until April 10, 2024. Starting a new career in the fire service is something many people dream about. From saving lives to protecting property, a firefighter is a noble and rewarding career choice that allows you to make a difference in your community while serving others.

Charlotte Fire recruits are paid full-time employees with a complete City of Charlotte benefits package beginning on day one of recruit school at the Charlotte Fire Training Academy. Once a candidate is selected for hire and placed into a class, recruit school lasts approximately six months.

As a firefighter, you respond to calls with your crew members to protect the community and each other. This camaraderie helps many professionals feel welcome in their department and make lifelong friendships.

After gaining experience as an entry-level firefighter, you have many opportunities to advance. There are several special operations areas to pursue with Charlotte Fire including a dive and boat team, rescue crews, hazardous materials specialists, helicopter – aquatic rescue and much more.

Charlotte Fire’s goal is to seek out highly qualified and diverse candidates to join our world-class organization.

The application period for Charlotte Fire’s recruit hiring process will be open until noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Apply online or visit for more information about the hiring process.

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