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Firefighter (Continuous Posting)
Department:Fire Rescue
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Application Deadline:Continuous Posting


This is a continuous job posting.  Applications are being accepted for possible future Firefighter job vacancies.

Responds to fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, rescues, traffic accidents, and other emergency and non-emergency incidents that pose a threat or hazard to life and/or property for the purpose of mitigating these threats. Performs firefighting and emergency medical response as the primary tasks.  Operates fire apparatus and equipment, combats fires, and conducting fire education and prevention activities to prevent fires, to save lives and protect property. Daily work usually involves training, readiness drills, and exercises with other fire personnel to maintain job related skills. Work is often performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazard. Work standards and procedures are well established; however, significant independence and judgment are required of the employee. Work is reviewed by the Fire Captain through observation, reports and discussions.


High school diploma or equivalent degree supplemented with formal Fire Service training and experience.  Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License (or equivalent State issued Driver’s License).

OTHER INFORMATION: Employment is contingent upon passing a written entrance exam, physical and psychological exam, as well as a drug screen.  The following certifications must be obtained within the probationary period of (1) year and maintained:

  • North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician

  • North Carolina Firefighter II

  • North Carolina Hazardous Materials Level I