Applications are only accepted during open recruitment. The next recruitment drive is scheduled for Summer 2014. You may fill out an interest card at any time by clicking here. Your information is kept on file and when the position is posted an email will be sent notifying you that you may go online and submit an application
We are looking for people who are dedicated to helping their fellow citizens... people who are not afraid of hard work or challenges... people who rise to the occasion during critical situations. As a member of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department you can expect a rewarding career with a sense of accomplishment. You will experience a camaraderie which is second to none. Do you have what it takes? Can you make the grade?
Once hired, recruits must complete the Fayetteville Fire Academy. Throughout the academy, newly hired candidates receive firefighter certification training and are evaluated to ensure they are able to perform the tasks required for the job. Upon graduation from the academy, students have completed the requirements for certification as Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Responder Level I through the NC Department of Insurance, Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department offers employees a chance to specialize in several different areas of interest. After graduating from the recruit academy all new employees are assigned to an engine or truck company in the Suppression Division. Through specialty training and experience gained you may apply for an assignment on a rescue company or to be assigned to either the Hazardous Materials or USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Teams. An assignment in the Prevention Division allows employees to use skills in inspections, investigations and prevention programs. A Training Division assignment allows employees to pass on knowledge and skills learned through the recruit academy and in-service training.