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Asheville Fire Department

The City of Asheville invites you to apply for an opportunity to be a FIREFIGHTER.  A firefighter serves as a member of a crew that responds to fire calls, disaster calls, and emergency medical calls.  A firefighter also studies and trains in methods and techniques used in fire fighting, hazardous materials handling, and emergency medical care.


 High School Diploma or GED
18 years or older
Excellent physical condition
Valid Driver’s License

Successful completion of AFD Physical Agility Testing (PAT) and written comprehensive exam
Successful completion of physical per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines
Panel and Chief Interviews
Background Investigation
Drug screen and health assessment

Training Schedule:
Monday through Friday from 7:30am - 6:00pm
After completing training, fire personnel will work 24-hour shifts rotations

Working as an Asheville firefighter is an amazing option to look into and we encourage any qualified and interested HS senior to reach out to us to apply. We are happy to meet one on one virtually, in person, or by phone to answer questions and to discuss how to apply and what it means to actually be a firefighter.  We are eager to speak with anyone interested so please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

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Kelley Klope

Public Information Officer

Asheville Fire Department


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