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The City of Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The city does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran's status or national origin, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.

The City of Atlanta does thorough pre-employment checks that may include previous employment, criminal, education, drug testing, physical and all hires are contingent upon successful completion of these items.

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) is seeking qualified and committed individuals for the position of Firefighter/ Advanced-EMT (Recruit). The AFRD staffs 35 fire stations, including five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. We have more than 1,100 employees, sworn and civilian, serving an area of 132 square miles within the Atlanta city limits.

Interested candidates must submit an online application during the open application period.

If you are interested in joining AFRD; please complete this Job Interest Form.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Background and Recruitment Section at 404-546-7020 or by email at AFR-FireRecruitment@atlantaga.gov

 Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization
  • 18 years of age and older or will become 18 years old before the end of the fire academy.
  • Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • HS diploma, or GED certificate
  • Acceptable 3-year driving record
  • Honorable or Uncharacterized discharge from a military branch

All applicants for employment with AFRD are subject to a thorough background investigation to verify the accuracy of statements provided within the application. While the AFRD reviews much information and considers the circumstances in many areas regarding an applicant’s background, the following factors are some of those that will disqualify applicants from consideration:

Employment Disqualifiers - This is a partial list and is not all inclusive

Intentionally falsifying, misrepresenting, or omitting information from the employment application, questionnaires, CVSA examination or another pre-employment document (s).

Deliberately making inaccurate, misleading, false, or fraudulent statements during the employment process.

Failure to meet required educational requirements.

Any felony conviction.

Any outstanding criminal charge pending adjudication.

Conviction of two (2) or more misdemeanors within three (3) years

Use of illegal drugs in violation of AFRD Pre-employment Drug Policy.

A driver’s license that is currently suspended, revoked or expired.

One (1) or more DUI convictions within three (3) years.

Three (3) or more moving violations within three (3) years.

No current probation or parole status.

Must not have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Any tattoos or branding on the following body areas is prohibited.

(i.e. neck, face, scalp, ears, or hand)


 If you have submitted an application please check your email regularly to receive any future correspondence related to your application and selection process. If you feel you are not receiving your emails please check your "spam" or "junk" email folders. 

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