Employment and Recruits

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

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.

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Excellent Pay:

Based on CFD Wage Progression Schedule, City Policy, & Duty Assignment.



$2400 / Annually | $3.00 / Hour Ambulance Assignment

Advanced Care Technician

$1200 / Annually | $2.00 / Hour Ambulance Assignment

EMT - Basic

$1.00 / Hour Ambulance Assignment

Additional Benefits

  • Municipal Police Officer/Firefighter Retirement
  • Health Insurance
  • Kelly Shift
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Civil Service Coverage
  • Clothing Allowance $700.00 Annually
  • Advancement Through Promotions
  • College Incentive: (.50 ¢) per month for each credit hour up to 128