Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Firefighter Hiring Process 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a City of Hampton medic firefighter. Hampton Fire & Rescue has more than 270 full-time employees. Our hiring needs vary from year to year, however it is our goal to continually seek out highly qualified and diverse candidates to join our career and volunteer ranks. Our firefighters are special people committed to helping others — leaders who understand the importance of being team players. We work hard to find the best possible candidates those who will strive to achieve the division's standards of excellence. Learn more about our minimum requirements and automatic disqualifiers (PDF). Review information regarding the Candidates Physical Abilities Test for career personnel (PDF). 

To be notified when our process opens, add your name to our Interest List or sign up for Notify Me to receive all of the Fire & Rescue Division's notifications. While hiring is open, visit the city's Job Opportunities page to fill out an application.

Volunteer Firefighter & EMT Process

The basic eligibility requirements apply to both career and volunteer candidates; however, volunteers have the option to serve only as a firefighter, EMT, or both. Read instructions for the Volunteer Firefighter & EMT Process.

Download our Volunteer Application Packet below and schedule an appointment with the recruiter for additional information and specific instructions: 

- Volunteer Application (PDF)

- Department of Social Services (DSS) CPS Form (PDF)

- Authorization for Release of Information Form (PDF)

- Background Questionnaire (PDF)

Review our Applicant Physical Ability Test for volunteer personnel (PDF) (APAT).

If you have questions regarding our hiring process or volunteer opportunities, contact the recruiter, via email the Training Section, (757) 727-1223.