Charlotte Fire Department recruiting best of the best

CFD application process is now open

Charlotte Fire Department recruiting best of the best

The Charlotte Fire Department employs more than 1,160 men and women, including 1,040 firefighters.

“Our members find value in their careers by serving the community during emergency and nonemergency interactions,” said Charlotte Fire Chief Reginald Johnson. “Through our recruitment efforts, we continue to explore innovative ways to create a more diverse workforce and enhance our organizational culture.”

The Charlotte Fire Department has been serving the Queen City since 1887.

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Its primary mission is to preserve life and property through rapid emergency response, code enforcement, education and planning.

The fire department’s hiring needs vary from year to year; however, it is their goal to continually seek out highly qualified and diverse candidates to join its world-class organization.

“We hold diversity, equity, and inclusion in high regard. We are working to be an equitable and inclusive organization that embraces and values the individuality of our members while maintaining team cohesiveness,” Johnson said. “These ideals empower us to unite understanding with action while serving our communities with dignity.”

Firefighters are highly skilled professionals who provide emergency response to fires and other life-threatening situations.

Although firefighters may be best known for fire suppression, their job requires much more. In many cases, firefighters are the first emergency personnel to arrive at the scene of a traffic accident or medical call and must have the skills to treat injuries and perform other vital medical, rescue and emergency response functions.

The Charlotte Fire Department application process is now open.

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