When are you hiring Certified/Lateral Firefighters?

This is referred to as our Accelerated Firefighter Academy. It is likely that we will conduct a hiring process for this academy in July of 2024. 

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1. Are Fire Recruits paid during the Academy?
2. Do you have any tips for applying?
3. Is the starting salary negotiable?
4. What can I expect on the written test for Fire RECRUITS?
5. How difficult is it to pass the physical testing?
6. What time does the academy start each day?
7. How long does the academy last?
8. I'm really nervous about testing for EMT classes. Will I be able to pass?
9. Does the City of Durham provide temporary housing or relocation expenses?
10. What are requirements for physical conditioning?
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. When are you hiring Certified/Lateral Firefighters?
17. Still got questions?