Becoming a firefighter for the City of Raleigh is a highly competitive process. The Training Division receives many applications from men and women of varying backgrounds and experiences. As a result, the Raleigh Fire Department is diverse group of people from across North Carolina and the United States. Those who have successfully completed the process and graduated to become a Raleigh Firefighter know that it is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor.
The starting salary for a firefighter is $38,058 with a three-percent raise upon graduation from the Raleigh Fire Academy.