Employment and Recruiting

The Charleston Fire Department is now accepting application for the position of recruit firefighter.


Accepting Applications

Oct. 8, 2021 –Nov. 22, 2021

The written exam will take place on Dec. 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM, Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

Available at: . CFD Administration Office 808 Virginia St. West or City Clerk’s Office at City Hall 501 Virginia St. East

The Charleston Fire Department is the largest fire department in the State of West Virginia with 169 uniformed personnel and 8 fire stations. Responsible for protecting a population of approximately 50,000 citizens within the City of Charleston, the Charleston Fire Department responds to 30,000 emergency incidents annually.

View Employment Flyer

View 2021 Application Form

Starting Pay:

EMT: $19.54/hour

Paramedic: $20.70/hour

Annual Salary After Academy:

EMT: $49,361.92

Paramedic: $54,661.92

* Based on wages/progression scale, ambulance ride incentive, & holiday pay