Is the starting salary negotiable?

No, Fire Recruits begin at a salary of $40,682.  After graduating the academy, they receive a pay increase.

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1. I have some certifications and I've got firefighting experience. Am I really an Entry Level Fire Recruit?
2. Will I be paid when I'm in the Academy?
3. What can I expect on the written test for Fire RECRUITS?
4. Is the starting salary negotiable?
5. Do you have any tips for applying?
6. What time does the academy start each day?
7. I have some Fire and/or EMT certifications. Will I still go through an entire academy?
8. How long does the academy last?
9. I'm really nervous about testing for EMT classes. Will I be able to pass?
10. Do you allow any exemptions for the COVID vaccine?
11. What would my schedule look like when I go into Operations?
12. How often does the DFD hire?
13. If I'm hired, what documents will I need before beginning employment?
14. What shot records will I need?
15. Are there any residency requirements for City of Durham Firefighters?
16. Does the City of Durham provide temporary housing or relocation expenses?
17. What are requirements for physical conditioning?
18. Still got questions?