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Employment and Volunteering
The Chesapeake Fire Department's hiring process is currently closed. However, if you are a highly skilled, reliable, and motivated individual and interested in joining our team as a Firefighter, EMT, or Firefighter Paramedic:
Please fill out a Candidate Interest Card.
You will be notified when our hiring process is open and taking applications
The Chesapeake Fire Department provides both Fire and Emergency Medical Services to a diverse geographical area.
Our diverse team of over 450 personnel provides excellent and compassionate care to our 247,000 citizens. While delivering services in the safest, most efficient manner practicable, we continually strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction possible.
- Candidate Interest Card
- Info on a Career in Firefighting
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
- Important Information for Fire & Police Applicants
The next FIRE ENTRANCE EXAM has not yet been scheduled. Once a date has been established, it will be posted on CLICK, Chesapeake's employment site.
We have several opportunities for citizens to volunteer:
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): We educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Chesapeake Medical Reserve Corps (CMRC)
Program :Coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer to address their community's ongoing public health needs and to help their community during large-scale emergency situations.
City of Chesapeake
Department of Human Resources
Post Office Box 15225
Chesapeake, Virginia 23328