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Fire Recruitment

Do you have what it takes?

Becoming a firefighter for the City of Raleigh is a highly competitive process. The Professional Development Division receives many applications from men and women of varying backgrounds and experiences.  As a result, the Raleigh Fire Department is a 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 $46,540.00.

The application for the 2024 Academy runs Sept. 1 through Oct. 10 for an Academy start date of February 12, 2024. The application form is now available.