FIRE DEPARTMENT HIRING PROCESS

STEPS BELOW ARE ONLY FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE CHOSEN TO INTERVIEW

Date                                    Task
5/12 - 5/27 Applicants being considered for hire will be contacted via email regarding completion of Background Authorization. Reference checks performed by DFD. 
Reference checks and background checks will be done for more than the number of open positions to create a registry. 
On or before 6/3 Applicant selection finalized.  Applicants selected for hire are notified.
6/14 - 6/15 Physicals and fittings for applicants chosen for hire
6/24 Final offers extended via email
7/19 Employee Start Date - 7:30 am

Tips for Success

  • Location: Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will practice social distancing! You will receive instructions when you arrive at our facility located at 2008 East Club Blvd. in Durham.
  • Attire: On your interview date, you must have a mask in your possession.
  • Preparation: You must be willing to study diligently to graduate our academy. We want you to be prepared. Our largest call volume by far is for EMS calls.  Because of this, DFD sworn personnel must be willing to be vaccinated for EMS requirements.  These requirements may change at any time.
  • Documents needed:  For information on documents you must provide if selected for an interview, please visit document requirements.
  • Interview Tips:  Applicants chosen for interviews will receive further information via email.

Got questions?  Email DFDRecruiting@DurhamNC.gov