West Florence Fire-Rescue is now taking applications for Full Time Firefighter/ Driver Operator personnel. Please see the job description and contact information below.
Firefighter/Driver Operator Job Description & Responsibilities:
Protects citizens during emergencies by extinguishing fires; executing rescues; mitigating chemical spills.
Firefighter/Driver Operator Job Duties:
Prevents fire damage by conducting surveys and inspections for hazards; enforcing codes.
Prepares citizens to prevent fire damage by developing and conducting educational and training programs.
Ensures availability of water at fire scene by testing hydrants; requesting and expediting repairs; verifying repair.
Minimizes fire damage by responding to alarms; driving and operating equipment; regulating water pressure; combating and extinguishing fires; rescuing and reviving people.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; notifying supervisor of needed repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. Provides information by completing reports.
Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; studying publications; participating in scheduled drills; attending advanced training through the South Carolina Fire Academy
Maintains fire station building, grounds, and related equipment by completing maintenance schedules.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Firefighters will work a 24/48 schedule
Reporting to the Chief of Department and assigned Company and Chief Officers following a proper chain of command.
Work well with members of a combination department consisting of other career and volunteer members.
Clearly and effectively communicate in writing; in person, and via radio. Firefighter Skills and Qualifications:
Lifting, Physical Fitness, Decision Making, Handles Pressure, Deals with Uncertainty, Judgment, Objectivity, Dependability, Emotional Control, Integrity, Safety Management
Applicant MUST currently possess: Firefighter II
1210: Emergency Vehicle Driver Training 1220: Pump Ops I
1221: Aerial Ops (Preferred) 2728: Haz-Mat Ops.
NIMS: 100.b, 200.b, 700.a, 800.b 3330: Auto Extrication
South Carolina Class E Driver’s license
*All certifications must be through a recognized Fire Academy and MUST meet all NFPA, IFSAC or Pro-Board standards.
Copies off all certifications should be submitted at the time of application. Must satisfactorily complete pre-assessment program:
-Physical/ agility test
Applications can be downloaded from the West Florence Fire-Rescue Web site:
www.westflorencefd.com and can be dropped off at: West Florence Fire-Rescue
ATTN: Battalion Chief Moore
3379 Pine Needles Road
Florence SC, 29501
Applications will close February 16, 2018
Qualified applicants will receive notification of an interview.