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Captain Stephen Shakeshaft, Recruitment Officer 

A word from our recruiter:

Because you have found your way to our careers page, I assume that you are here for one of a few reasons. Maybe you are actively seeking a career in the Fire Service. Maybe you are searching for an opportunity to really make a difference in your community. Or perhaps, you just stumbled across our little corner of the internet. Whatever the case may be, welcome to the Fayetteville Fire Department. Whether you are new to town or visiting our web page from somewhere around the world; welcome to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Please take a few moments after reading this to peruse the rest of to see all that Fayetteville is doing to always stay America’s hometown.  

The Fayetteville Fire Department is comprised of 328 professional firefighters manning three shifts in 17 stations across the city. Multiple specialty teams and units are available as local, state and regional resources to include Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Fire Investigation, Community Risk Reduction and other focus areas in public safety. If you are looking for a place to build a life, family and career; Fayetteville has something for everyone.

A career with the Fayetteville Fire Department starts right here. The journey to become a Firefighter is very different from any other occupation outside of public safety. The application, testing and waiting period can take between 4 and 12 months to complete. But I assure you, if you are selected to serve as a Firefighter, it will be well worth the time, effort, and wait. Please take time to read all the information provided here and begin today to prepare physically and mentally for the process. After you have reviewed all of the information on the “employment” tab, feel free to reach out to me with any further questions you have or to schedule a ride-along at one of our stations.



Captain Stephen M. Shakeshaft, Recruitment Officer
Fayetteville Fire Department
3065 Radar Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306
Office:   (910) 433-1580
Cell: (910) 676-1716

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