Uncertified – 39,500
Certified – 44,555
MUST PROVIDE 10 YR DRIVING RECORD
APPLICANTS WILL UNDERGO BACKGROUND & MEDICAL REVIEW AND AGILITY TESTING
- Performs fire suppression and rescue operations to efficiently and effectively protect the lives and property of those in need of assistance; provides medical assistance at the First Responder level as necessary, and performs related work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by the supervisor.
- Responds to emergency situations within the City’s jurisdiction to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response, and rescue duties.
- May ventilate burning buildings.
- Provides crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes; assists with salvage, overhaul, cleanup, and evacuation activities as necessary.
- At fire scenes, administers CPR and First Aid and provides medical assistance at the Medical First Responder level.
- May drive and operate fire response vehicles.
- Documents all fire and other emergency incidents and responses.
- Cleans and maintains fire apparatus, equipment, stations, and grounds; tests fire hoses and ladders; maintains emergency response equipment in a constant state of readiness.
- Conducts fire drills.
- Tests fire hydrants.
- Prepares pre-fire plans for buildings; participates in fire prevention and fire safety education activities.
- Conducts fire inspections of buildings in the City; enforces local ordinances and state laws pertaining to fire safety.
- Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints, and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility.
- Attends training, seminars, and meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern fire suppression and prevention methods; maintains required certifications.
- Performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and records, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending meetings, answering the telephone, etc.
- Remains available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response.
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses, or self-education that is equivalent to the satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in fire science or a closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
- Must possess a valid state driver’s license; Class “E” commercial driver’s license is preferable.
- Must possess S.C. Firefighter certification.
- Must possess CPR and First Aid certifications; must possess Medical First Responder certification.
- May be required to obtain other technical certifications as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
Requires one year of previous firefighting experience.