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Fire Chief
Edward L. Senter Jr.

Email Address 

Mailing Address
Chesterfield Fire and EMS
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
Chesterfield Fire and EMS
6731 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1360 
(804) 751-9022 Fax

Career Fire and EMS
Career Firefighter Recruitment

Why Chesterfield County Fire and EMS? 

“The fire department specifically is a very proactive fire department that goes above and beyond other departments in terms of getting proper training, proper gear, good equipment and being the best department we could possibly be.” – Assistant Fire Marshal Carlos Shedd

“I chose Chesterfield County Fire and EMS because the values of this department are parallel with my personal values.” – Firefighter Bruce E. Lewis, Jr.

“I had always been physically fit and it seemed like a job that would have meaning. I am a Colonel in the Virginia Air National Guard which I have done simultaneously with my fire department career.” Captain Kathy Kahlson

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Application Period Opens
November 23, 2015


It is the policy of Chesterfield County to provide equal opportunities to all employees, residents and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or political affiliation. In standing with our reputation for excellence, we strive to be a model workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity for inclusion and to make a difference.

Thank you for visiting the Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services (CFEMS) Career Firefighter Recruitment website. I am pleased to announce that CFEMS has four information sessions scheduled for you to take advantage of in October and November, in advance of our application period opening (scheduled for November 23, 2015).

These sessions are not required, but you may attend any or all of them if you wish. The recruitment team will cover various aspects of the job/career to include:

  • An overview of fire and ems in Chesterfield County
  • Chesterfield Fire and EMS mission, vision, and values
  • Becoming a Firefighter – tips for success
  • Our application process
  • Physical fitness considerations
  • Life in Recruit School
  • Station Life

The dates and locations for these sessions are as follows…

October 13, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m., Station 11, 5811 Iron Bridge Rd., North Chesterfield, VA

October 21, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m., Station 20, 201 North Courthouse Rd., North Chesterfield, VA

November 10, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m., Station 11, 5811 Iron Bridge Rd., North Chesterfield, VA

November 18, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m., Station 20, 201 North Courthouse Rd., North Chesterfield, VA

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package 

Minimum Qualifications 

Hiring Process 

- Written Test 

- Physical Ability Test 

Recruit Training 

A Typical Day of a Chesterfield Firefighter 

Contact the Recruitment Team 

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