14The Fayetteville Fire Department is set to host its 3rd Annual Women in Fire Service Day for women interested in joining or learning more about being a firefighter on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will take place at the Fayetteville Fire Training Facility on 3065 Radar Road, off Doc Bennett Rd. Women in Fire Service Day provides a unique opportunity for women to get hands on experience going through required physical ability drills, hone interview skills and talk to women firefighters about their experience with the FFD. Lunch is provided for all participants.

“Many women don’t think of the fire service as a career opportunity,” said Recruitment Captain Stephen Shakeshaft.

“We invite them to learn, ask questions and hear about the unique rewards of the career from other women, currently serving as Firefighters.”

The day is a FFD event focused on encouraging more women to apply for firefighter roles with the City. Women in Fire Service Day uplifts the City of Fayetteville and FFD’s values of diversity and inclusion. To register for Women in Fire Service Day, contact Captain Shakeshaft, FFD Recruitment Officer, at 910-676-1716 or email StephenShakeshaft@FayettevilleNC.gov.

Registration is open until all spots are full as space is limited.

Employment with Fayetteville Fire Department

The Fayetteville Fire Department has received a Class One rating from the Insurance Services Office, which is the best rating awarded. The Fire Department is also internationally accredited through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The Department is one of only 117 fire departments worldwide to hold both distinctions of an ISO Class One rating and accredited through CPSE. Other benefits of working with
the Fire Department:

  • Fully paid Fire Training Academy.
  • Nationally recognized certifications and credentialing.
  • Educational incentives for Firefighters who pursue associate or bachelor’s degrees.
  • Regional Fire Training Facility for continued education and professional development.

A defined career development plan allowing Firefighters to pursue specialty training in Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue, Fire Investigation or Community Risk Reduction. Each track provides step-plan pay increases for time in service and training.

Multiple specialty programs and divisions including DroneOperations, Strategic Planning and Emergency Preparedness, Logistics, and many more.
For more information about these and other positions available at the City of Fayetteville, visit https://www.fayettevillenc.gov/city-services/human-resource-development/employment-with-the-city-4136.

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