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Matthews Fire & EMS is always looking for volunteer members. Matthews has opportunities for Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians, and civilian Fire Corp members. Volunteer firefighters and EMT's are required to dedicate 36 hours per month.

The Department provides all necessary equipment and training to become certified as a firefighter. Volunteers have many benefits such as:

• Being engaged in Community activities
• Modern, state-of-the-art equipment and apparatus
• Training expenses paid by the department
• Monetary stipend and incentives*

(*) additional requirements apply

If you interested in volunteering, please click HERE to visit the town’s website for an application. Applications may be dropped off in person, mailed (USPS), emailed or faxed. At this time we do not accept online applications.

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 apply (see link above). Volunteers do receive compensation for their service. For more information, contact Heidi Todys, Admin. Asst. or call (704) 708-1214.

Applicants selected to proceed to our hiring process will go through a formal interview, as well as the department physical agility test (MPAT). Additional items, such as a criminal background check and a physical exam, will be required prior to being brought on as a member.

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

***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:

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