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Accelerated academy

Concord Fire Department is seeking Certified FF/EMTs for our Accelerated Hiring Process and Academy, with applications opening on January 16, 2024 and closing February 9, 2024. The Academy is tentatively scheduled to begin April 15, 2024. 


  • Requirements:

    • Certified NC Firefighter and Hazardous Materials Operations Certified

      • Equivalent IFSAC or ProBoard accredited certifications eligible for reciprocity will also be considered.​

    • Certified NC EMT or National Register EMT

    • NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800

    • Experience in a paid fire department setting is preferred; candidates will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

                                            Firefighter starting salary: $51,596.73

2024 Process Closed

Accelerated Hiring Process:

  • CPAT will be held in February, with sign ups being offered on application acceptance. Those successfully passing the CPAT will proceed directly to a same day Peer Panel Interview:

    • Practice Session 1: February 17 ​

    • Practice Session 2: February 22

    • Final Session: February 24

  • Candidates successfully passing both the CPAT and Peer Interview will be offered a Chief's Interview, scheduled for February 28th or 29th

  • Conditional offers will be made after March 4th and will be followed by pre-employment screening to include background checks and drug screening.

Questions? Email us at or call 704-920-6522

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