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If you’ve ever dreamt of being a member of Chicago’s Bravest, this could be your gateway to the most rewarding career you will ever have. Best-in-class training and advancement opportunities are just some of the benefits CFD offers. If you have the courage, the heart, and the desire to be a leader, we invite you to explore what it takes to Join CFD. All are welcome to serve our great City.
The Chicago Fire Department (CFD) promotes fire safety, provides emergency care, and extinguishes fires.
CFD is the largest fire department in the midwest, and one of the nation's largest departments throughout the United States. It's also one of the oldest major organized fire departments, established before 1833.