I was a firefighter somewhere else. Do I have to take the written exam, and/or do I have to attend the fire academy?

The Charleston Fire Department may offer a standard or a fast-track recruit program, both require a similar application and interview process.  The fast-track program requires certain certifications in order to participate in an accelerated recruit academy.  

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1. Do I have to be a citizen of the United States?
2. What does the application process consist of?
3. How and when do I apply?
4. I don’t live in Charleston. Can I still apply?
5. I was a firefighter somewhere else. Do I have to take the written exam, and/or do I have to attend the fire academy?
6. What is the minimum age for applicants?
7. Do I have to be a high school graduate or have a GED?
8. Do veterans receives preference points?
9. What's involved in the hiring process?
10. I have a relative working for the City of Charleston, can I still apply?
11. What is the maximum age for applicants?
12. Will I need a copy of my birth certificate when I turn in my application?
13. Will I need a copy of my military discharge orders (Form DD214) when I turn in my application?
14. What if I have a police record?
15. If I have a valid EMT or Paramedic certification in another state, will I need to be certified through the State of South Carolina?
16. Will my certifications count?
17. Will I need identification at the time of testing?
18. Can the written test be taken at another time?