Be A Part of Our Team
Charlottesville Fire Department includes a team of full-time, professional firefighters as well as support personnel and administrative staff. Our force includes firefighters of varying ages and backgrounds, unified around our core values of Family, Integrity,Respect, and Excellence.
In addition to fire suppression and prevention, we provide emergency response for the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, including medical, hazardous materials, vehicle crashes, special technical rescue situations, and public service calls.
Our operations teams are assigned to one of three shifts — A, B, or C — and normally work a 56-hour workweek consisting of three 24-hour shifts (7 a.m. to 7 a.m. the following day) every nine days.
Our hiring process occurs around once a year. The last application period ended January 23, 2020.
The hiring process is currently CLOSED.
Please see the Employment Resources page for further information on the hiring process.
More information | Charlottesville Fire Department Employment Resources
Please note | We do not accept applications unless we have an opening and the application period is active.
Charlottesville Volunteer Fire Company
Our team includes a select number of volunteers who work with our full-time members to provide fire suppression and emergency response support.
To become a member of the Charlottesville Volunteer Fire Company:
Monthly meeting | First Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. Headquarters Station: 203 Ridge St. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Please note | You must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer applicants will be subject to a physical exam and drug screening.