Town of Matthews
As a combination department, Matthews Fire & EMS relies on volunteers for both emergency response and non-emergency support. There are several ways you can become a part of our team:

Firefighters & EMT's

These members are the backbone of the department when it comes time to respond to emergencies.  Anyone wishing to volunteer as a firefighter or EMT is encouraged to fill out an application. Volunteers do receive compensation for their service. For more information, contact Heidi Todys, Admin. Asst. or call (704) 708-1214.

Career & Volunteer applicants selected to proceed to our hiring process will go through a formal interview, as well as a department agility test (MPAT). Additional items, such as a criminal background, will be required prior to being brought on as a member.

Matthews Physical Abilities Test (MPAT) Video (click to view) for firefighters. 

*Applications for Career Firefighter/EMT's are now open. Click  HERE for the link to apply. Please note that pre-requisites are noted in the application.*

***Volunteer applications are now being accepted for newly certified EMT's and anyone wishing to obtain the NC Firefighter certification. Certified firefighters and and EMT's are always encouraged to apply.

Fire Corps/CERT

Developed by FEMA, Fire Corps & CERT exist to allow persons wishing to serve when emergencies occur, but not serving in front-line emergency response. For more information about the overall missions of the organizations, please visit or If you are interested in joining either organization, please contact us:

Explorer Post 911

The Explorers is a division of the Boy Scouts of America (however both females and males are welcome to join) in which students, ages 14 – 18, are exposed to the fire and emergency services and how we operate. Students older than 16 are permitted to begin firefighter training and progress to interior firefighter training upon turning 18. These members are also permitted to ride along on the truck when staffing permits. For more information, visit the Exploring website. If you are interested in joining, please contact us:

    Town of Matthews | 232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 28105  |  Phone: 704-847-4411  |  Fax: 704-845-1964
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