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The Chesapeake Fire Department hiring process is now closed. If you are interested in a career with the Chesapeake Fire Department and would like to stay up to date on the next hiring process, please fill out a Candidate Interest Card.

Our Mission

Our diverse team of over 450 personnel provides excellent and compassionate care to our 247,000 citizens. While delivering services in the safest, most efficient manner practicable, we continually strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction possible.

The next Fire Entrance Exam has not yet been scheduled. Once a date has been established, it will be posted on Chesapeake's employment site.


We have several opportunities for citizens to volunteer:

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)We educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
  • Chesapeake Medical Reserve Corps (CMRC) Program: Medical Reserve CorpsCoordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer to address their community's ongoing public health needs and to help their community during large-scale emergency situations.
Workers of the City of Chesapeake