Career Opportunities

​Consider a Rewarding Career with the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Join our Team of DEDICATED, COMPASSIONATE, and HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. Become a Virginia Beach Firefighter!​

​​​​​Please email to be placed on an Interest List for future hiring processes.

​​​​​Applications for the 2020 Academies have closed!

2020 Fire Academy: Important Dates​ & Information

Due to COVID-19, a hiring freeze has been placed on all non-essential positions until further notice. This includes the position of Firefighter Recruit. As a result, all testing has been placed on hold. Please keep an eye on this site or your email for future updates or changes.

UPDATE (5/20/2020): The start date for the academy has been pushed back to accomadate for the remaining testing needed prior to hire/start date. 

UPDATE (6/22/2020): Process will not resume on July 1, 2020, although we are hopeful that we will be allowed to do so before September 2020.


2021 Fire Academy

Applications for the 2021 academy have been postposned due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, that means we do not have an expected timeframe when applications will re-open. Please email to be placed on an interest list to be notified when applications are open.


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