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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 Training Division typically receives more than 1,000 applications for each recruit academy from men and women of many backgrounds. As a result, the Raleigh Fire Department is a true melting pot of people from across North Carolina and the United States.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to download and read the Candidate Selection Procedures Manual.

The starting salary for a firefighter is $38,058 with a three-percent raise upon graduation from the Raleigh Fire Academy.