KMFD Recruitment


  • Must be 18 years of age with High School Diploma or Equivalence.
  • Must have valid driver license
  • North Carolina Firefighter Certification at time of employment offer.
  • North Carolina EMT – Basic at time of employment offer.
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Hiring Process:

At this time our process is closed. Please feel free to submit a Interest Card!

  • Submit the Career Interest Card or Online Application at the bottom of this page.
  • Candidates will then receive dates for written exam.
  • After successful completion of written exam, candidates will be scheduled for physical agility. 
  • Candidates will be graded on both written exam and physical agility. Qualifying candidates will receive date and time for panel board interview. 
  • Candidates will be ranked by scores and qualifying candidates will receive Chiefs Interview. 
  • From this point leading candidate will receive conditional offer from the Chief at the time of opening within the City of Kings Mountain Fire Department.
  • See the "Contact Us" information at the bottom of this page to submit an application or submit an Interest Card (when the application process is closed.).
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  • State Retirement Enrollment – Employee contributes 6%; city contributes 10.15%
  • 401(k) Supplemental Retirement – City contributes 5% on behalf of each employee
  • Medical Insurance – City offers choice of (3) medical plans Gold, Silver and Bronze (effective 1st of the month after 60 days from date of hire). City pays 100% of premium for employees under Bronze Plan and portion of the premium for employees on Gold and Silver plans. 
  • Christmas Bonus = 1 week pay after first full year of service
  • Longevity Pay (after ten years of fulltime employment)
  • Twelve paid Holidays
  • Competitive Salary
  • Vacation Time 108 hours per year (Increases after 5 years of service)
  • Sick Time 129.6 hours per year
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Voluntary Disability Insurance (long term and short term), Voluntary Supplemental Insurance, Voluntary Dental Insurance and Voluntary Vision Insurance

Contact Us:

During our Application Period (March 1 - March 31 and September 1 - September 30) please visit our job application page.

Any other time of the year feel free to fill out our Career Interest Card and we will follow up with you at our next application period.

Interested in volunteering?  Apply here (Scroll down to Part Time Positions and look for "Volunteer Firefighter")