Firefighter Position

West Florence Fire Department has one position open for:
Entry Level Career Firefighter Position – Full Time

JOB SUMMARY – This position responds to calls within jurisdiction for fire suppression, hazardous materials responses and rescue operations; provides crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes; provides medical assistance at the First Responder level as necessary, and performs related work as required.

• Responds to emergency situations within the Fire Department’s jurisdiction to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response and rescue duties;
• Provides crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes; assists with salvage, overhaul, cleanup and evacuation activities as necessary;
• Responds to a variety of emergency calls requiring medical treatment at the First Responder level, including administering CPR, removing victims from danger, administering First Aid, etc.;
• Documents all fire and other emergency incidents and responses;
• Participates in fire prevention and fire safety education activities;
• Cleans and maintains fire apparatus, equipment, stations and grounds; tests and maintains fire hoses; maintains emergency response equipment in a constant state of readiness;
• Performs special details as assigned;
• 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.;
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• High school diploma or GED
• SC Firefighter I Certification
• SC EMR Certification
• NIMS: 100.b, 200.b, 700.a, 800.b
• SC Basic Auto Extrication
• Valid SC Driver’s License

• Must successfully complete the West Florence Fire Dept. physical agility test.
• Must pass WFFD Required Physical and Drug Screen. (Performed by Professional Testing Company)
• Preference may be given to applicants with Firefighter II certifications.

The work is considered heavy in nature and involves walking, standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, reaching, and lifting, pushing or raising objects, exerting between 50 and 75 pounds of force on a recurring basis and over 100 pounds of force on a frequent basis.

Applications can be downloaded from the West Florence Fire-Rescue Web site: and can be dropped off or mailed to:
West Florence Fire-Rescue
ATTN: Battalion Chief Moore
3379 Pine Needles Road
Florence SC, 29501
Applications will close June 15, 2018.

Firefighter Post for Job Opening

Live-in Opportunities Available!

** Live-in Opportunities Available **

We are in the process of increasing our Live-in Program and have current vacancies, if anyone is interested. This will be a opportunity to get the experience of a lifetime.

Amenities include: Cable TV, Wireless Internet, Full Kitchen, Washer and Dryer and Lots of Calls (busiest in the county). Please check us out at:
and visit the site and year in videos. You will also be able to print out an application from the web site. There is a Technical College (Florence Technical College) in our district and a University College (Francis Marion University), about 15 miles from our district.

Candidate process:

18 years old, high school diploma or GED, completion of application, ten year driving record, application and back-ground check and membership vote of acceptance.

Training required:

Firefighter 1 and/or Pro Board Firefighter (a must)

First Aid and CPR (preferred or will be able to get the training)

Auto Extrication (preferred or will be able to get the training)

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At 4:09am the West Florence Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on Whitehall Circle. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and damage was minimal. The origin of the fire was an electrical short. The fire was confined to electrical wiring and insulation. No one was injured and working smoke alarms in the home alerted the family to evacuate.

Thanks to the capital penny 2 sales tax a fire hydrant was in the owners’ yard which enabled crews to quickly establish a water source. West Florence responded with 3 engines, 1 rescue, 1 tanker, and 1 ladder and 17 personnel. Florence County EMS was also on scene.

WFFD reminds you to check your smoke alarms regularly and have an evacuation plan for your family in the event of an emergency. If you reside in the West Florence Fire Department coverage area and your home needs smoke alarms, contact WFFD at 843-665-8857 to schedule a free installation.
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West Florence Fire-Rescue along with The Florence Fire Department, Howe Springs Fire-Rescue, Windy Hill Fire Department and Florence County EMS responded to American Steel and Recycling. The call was received at 10:08. Crews had the fire contained by 12:00pm and are still on scene. ... See MoreSee Less

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West Florence Fire/Rescue at Savannah Grove Elementary Career Day...last event of the school year. It’s been an awesome year and we have reached hundreds of children with our Fire and Life Safety Program.
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