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Overview:                                                                                                                                                                        

The City of Concord and The Town of Harrisburg have developed a joint firefighter recruitment process. This process saves these cities the cost of doing independent recruitment efforts and is more efficient for candidates because they can apply with more than one city using the same testing process.

Not all departments currently have firefighter vacancies, but this testing will be used to establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. When the testing process is complete, the eligibility list will be made available to the listed departments.     

This is a joint hiring process between Concord and Harrisburg. All applicants must fill out an application with each agency of interest. It is individuals responsibility to contact other agencies to see if they're accepting applications at this time.
 

Concord Fire Department Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of conditional job offer
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver's license and a good driving record
  • Have no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude
  • Have no illegal drug use within the last 12 months 
  • Meet the medical requirements set forth in NFPA 1582
     

The Application and Selection Process:

The application process to become a firefighter candidate includes the following steps:

  • CPAT (Orientation, Practice, and Final Test)
  • Written Examination
  • Formal Interviews
  • Background Check and Screening
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Drug Testing
  • Employment Physical
     

CPAT

Testing Dates & Times: Fall 2021
CPAT Orientation Sessions: October 2nd 9:00am-10:00am and 10:00am-12:00pm
 ****pick one session****  
   
***All CPAT Practice Sessions will run in 1 hour increments***           
CPAT Practice Sessions: 1st Session- November 5th and 6th 9:00am-5:00pm
  2nd Session- November 19th and 20th 9:00am-5:00pm
  Final Session- December 3rd and 4th 9:00am-5:00pm


CPAT Location:
Fire Station 9
1020 Ivey Cline Rd.
Concord, NC 28027

****NOTE-Dates and times are subject to change. Please continue to check the website periodically for updates and changes****

Candidates who successfully complete the CPAT will move on to the written exam.
 

Written Exam 

Date and Time-  January 8th, 2022 - 9:00am.  

                       ***Must arrive 30 minutes prior to start time***
Written Test Location:

Embassy Suites
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027

Each department will be notifying it's applicants about the next step in their hiring process after the written test.
 

Concord Applicant Interviews

Interview dates listed below:

Panel Interviews--TBD
Chief Interviews--TBD

 

 OUT OF TOWN APPLICANTS:  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BE AVAILABLE SEVERAL TIMES IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS.

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Jacob Williams
Fire Chief

Thomas Knox
Deputy Chief 

Steven McLendon
Deputy Chief

Administration
(704) 920-5516

Fire Marshal Office
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(704) 920-5517

Address
100 Warren C. Coleman Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027

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