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Join Our Team

Become a Firefighter/EMT
Firefighter/EMT Application 

About the Job

You can expect to make between $53,040 - $88,758 (depending on experience level).   

We offer stipends for Paramedic, College Degree, Driver Pump Operator, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Technical Rescue. 

Please reach out to  to discuss your specific experience levels to determine the most accurate pay rate.

What to Expect

To become a career FF/EMT, you will be tested in several areas prior to being accepted into the recruit school. This process includes an exam which covers reading ability, mathematical reasoning, map reading, writing ability, human relations and reasoning skills. As well as a physical ability test, interviews, and a background check.

A successful candidate must be prepared both mentally and physically.

In addition, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, or GED, a valid driver's license for at least two years, and a legal right to work in the US. 


The application period is currently closed. The tentative timeframe for the next application period is July 16 - August 16, 2024.  


Applications are open. Click here to apply.


Albemarle County Fire Rescue is a progressive and innovative combination department matching its growth with that of our dynamic and diverse county. Made up of both career and volunteer members, we provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for 112,000+ residents over 726 square miles of urban and rural areas from 14 stations equipped with modern equipment, apparatus, and fitness facilities.



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460 Stagecoach Rd Ste. F, 

Charlottesville, VA 22902

Tel: 434-296-5833

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