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Memphis Fire Department Recruitment

Memphis Fire Department Hiring

  • Interested candidates can apply for positions based on their current firefighting experience and medical licensure.
  • Applicants over the age of 19 with no firefighting experience, or those not meeting Lateral Hiring requirements, can apply for the fire recruit position.
  • High School Seniors interested in a career with the Memphis Fire Department can apply for the brand new position of Fire Cadet.

Current Job Postings:

Fire Private II ( Lateral Hire)

Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral Hire)

Fire Recruit ( not currently available)

Fire Cadet


Memphis Fire Department’s New Fire Cadet Position

Who is Eligible to Apply:
  • Current high school seniors on track to graduate in May
  • Must be age 18 before hire date (July 2021)
  • Must be record-free of any felony and/or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and pass a required background investigation.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License. Out of State applicants must have a valid driver’s license upon entry into the Fire Training Academy and within six (6) months must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F
  • Preferred: Minimum 2.0 High School GPA

Currently in the Hiring Process?