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Charlotte Fire Department
Recruit Annual Hiring Event
Join Us For Our Open House Saturday, October 20, 9 am-12 noon.
Location: The Charlotte Fire Department Training Academy 1770 Shopton Rd., Charlotte, NC.
The Charlotte Fire Department delivers fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue including urban search and rescue teams, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention, domestic preparedness, fire/EMS safety education, and fire investigation programs. From 42 fire stations, including two stations at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the CFD provides protection to a population of over 800,000 residing in 300 square miles of Mecklenburg County.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
*At least 18 years of age
*High school diploma or GED
*Valid driver's license
*Applicants with military service must have an honorable discharge, if any
*Must meet the medical requirements set forth in NFPA 1582. That means firefighters must have the agility and physical strength to do prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions. This includes but is not limited to, the ability to lift, move and maintain position on items (e.g. charged hoses) up to 90 pounds; push objects up to 25 pounds; pull objects from 25 to 50 pounds, and lift or pull victims weighing more than 150 pounds.
*In addition, firefighters must be able to think critically and solve complex problems during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments.