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Fire Recruitment

Do you have what it takes?

The next regular fire recruitment period will take place in the fall of 2022. The Application Process will run from Oct. 9 to Nov. 30, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. Learn More

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 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.

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