Firefighter Trainee - No Experience

Are you ready to join our team?  

The next anticipated application period will be open 1/8/2024 - 5/1/2024.  The hiring process will be conducted in June and the academy is projected to start in mid July. 

Official details and deadlines will be included with the job posting.

Reminder: Please read the official job posting and attach all of the requirement documents.  It is the applicants responsibility to upload the required documentation.  Applications missing required documents will be disqualified.   

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. 


Selected candidates will be offered fulltime employment and a seat in a 26 week recruit academy.  Upon successful completion of the required recruit academy, personnel will progress to probationary firefighter status 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 review the links on the left to learn more about the process.  Additional questions may be emailed to our recruitment team.

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