General Information


The Firefighter Recruit is responsible for learning and demonstrating proficiency in a broad range of subjects including, but not limited to, firefighting, emergency medical services, technical rescue and hazardous materials response. The Firefighter Recruit also participates in a physical fitness regimen during the academy or training period. Acquires knowledge of fire and emergency medical services, to become a member of Norfolk Fire-Rescue (NFR) by participating and successfully completing certification courses determined by the Commonwealth of Virginia, NFR Training, Administration, the course Medical Director and all testing and additional certification elements of the Hampton Roads Regional Fire Academy (HRRFA). Performs limited nonhazardous fire or emergency medical service functions. Participates in physical fitness training. Participates in and successfully completes state-certified Basic Recruit Training course conducted by the Norfolk Fire Training Academy. 

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. Degrees in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or other related fields (i.e. emergency management, business administration, human resources, etc.) are preferred. 
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Must successfully pass all entry level testing and assessments. 

 Selected candidates will be required to sign an acknowledgement indicating that they will refrain from using tobacco products, both on and off-duty.