How do I know if I am considered "Certified/Lateral" in Durham?

If you can't answer "Yes" to ALL of the questions below, Durham does NOT consider you a Certified Firefighter.

  • Do you have a valid/unexpired NC Basic EMT certification or can you get reciprocity for your current EMT certification?
  • Do you have an IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter II certification or can you get reciprocity for your current Firefighter II certification?
  • Do you have an IFSAC or Pro Board Hazmat Operations Level I certification or can you get reciprocity for your current Hazmat Operations certification?
  • Have you graduated from an approved Fire academy within the past two years OR have you worked as a government or municipality full-time, paid firefighter for the past two years without more than a 3 month lapse in employment? 

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1. How do I know if I am considered "Certified/Lateral" in Durham?
2. If I hired, when will go into Operations?
3. What can I expect on the written test for Certified/Lateral firefighters?
4. Is the starting salary negotiable?
5. I 'm already an AEMT. How long would I have to attend the academy?
6. What about Reciprocity? Does my National Registry EMT certification meet Certified Firefighter requirements?
7. Do you allow any exemptions for the COVID vaccine?
8. What would my schedule look like when I go into Operations?
9. How often does the DFD hire Laterals?
10. Do you have any tips for applying?
11. Are there any residency requirements for City of Durham Firefighters?
12. Do you have any tips for applying?
13. How long does the Certified mini-academy last?
14. What time does the academy start each day?
15. What shot records will I need?
16. Does the City of Durham provide temporary housing or relocation expenses?
17. What are requirements for physical conditioning?
18. Still got questions?