Fire Fighter

Accepting Applications November 1 thru November 30
|The starting salary for a firefighter is $38,058 with a three percent raise upon graduation from the Raleigh Fire Academy.

Raleigh Fire Department. Unselfish. Dedicated. Service. Come Serve on our Team.

Our mission is to provide unselfish dedicated service. Our vision is to anticipate and prepare, while growing and empowering.

Firefighters must be thoroughly fit in order to meet the rigorous physical demands of the job, and must be able to think and act quickly and competently in emergencies. Before a new firefighter is employed, hiring officials must be sure that he or she is capable of learning to operate complex mechanical equipment, as well as safely working in hazardous situations, and dealing with dangerous chemicals.

They must also be sure that each firefighter meets high character standards; since he or she will be entrusted with the safety and property of citizens and co-workers. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team. Firefighters do not work alone in emergency situations.


  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license