Firefighter Trainee - With Experience

**Process Is Currently Closed**


The Charleston Fire Department is hiring for the position of firefighter trainee - with experience, 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 the "fast-track" recruit academy that will begin in approximately June of 2022.  Minimum qualifications (no exception) to be considered for the fast-track program include: 

  1. IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter II 
  2. IFSAC or Pro Board Hazardous Materials Operations More Info Opens in new windowApply Now Opens in new window
  3. Two years of paid fire service experience (Resume Required)
  4. National Registered EMT or Paramedic (Preferred but not required)
  5. 18 years of age or older at time of PAT
  6. High school diploma or equivalent
  7. Valid state issued driver’s license

Upon successful completion of the required recruit academy, personnel will progress to probationary firefighter status.  Our team strives to protect life and property by controlling and extinguishing fires and responding to a variety of emergency incidents while promoting a safer Charleston through community life safety education programs, pre-incident planning, and a variety of risk reduction strategies. 


Additional questions may be emailed to our recruitment team.