Fire Department

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NOW HIRING: It's a great time to join our family! 

The Chesapeake Fire Department is accepting applications from January 2 - 27, 2023 for the following positions:

  • Firefighter/EMT Trainee (no EMT certification is required to apply)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee (EMT-P or EMT-I are required)

To apply, please visit our Employment Site


Our Mission

We dedicate ourselves to protecting and improving your quality of life by providing responsive and caring service.

About Us

  • The Chesapeake Fire Department (CFD) is a progressive organization with 3 Battalions, 15 Stations, and over 500 members serving over 240,000 citizens of the City of Chesapeake.
  • From our 15 fire stations, we provide fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services for the 353 square miles of urban, suburban, and rural areas within our city limits.
  • Our Special Teams include Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Marine Fireboat, SWAT/Dive Medics, Foam Firefighting, and Honor Guard.
  • Our services include the Community Risk Reduction Division, Fire and Life Safety Education, Arson Investigation, Code Enforcement, Plans Review, Environmental Quality, the Office of Emergency Management, and Mobile Integrated Healthcare.