The Charleston Fire Department periodically hires for the position of firefighter trainee, an entry-level fire suppression, prevention, and emergency response position. We are a growing organization seeking candidates who have a desire to serve our community with honor, pride and integrity. Open positions are posted on the City of Charleston Career Portal.
Upon successful completion of the required recruit academy, personnel will progress to probationary firefighter and have the opportunity to protect life and property by controlling and extinguishing fires and responding to a variety of emergency incidents. We are a state licensed medical first responder agency, providing basic life support service to injured and sick persons.
Our members continually seek improvement through training while promoting a safer Charleston through community life safety education programs, pre-incident planning, and a variety of risk reduction strategies.
Please use the links on the left to learn more about the position or email our recruitment team.