/ Employment With The Charleston Fire Department

Currently Our Application Period Is Closed.

Please check back at a later date for employment opportunities.

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

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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.


Study session will be held on June 15, 29 and July 13th at 115 Lee Street west starting at 1800(6PM).

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