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West Florence Fire Department is accepting volunteer, full-time, and junior firefighter applications.  Print out an application to hand into one of our staff members at station 1, or stop by station 1 and we can print out an application for you. 

Volunteer

Why become a volunteer?

Many departments rely on volunteers to answer to call for help in their communities and West Florence Fire Rescue is no different. The department provides all needed training and uniforms at no cost. There is also a paid per call program, state tax deduction, along with other special savings from serving your community.


What does it take?

The department conducts training are the 2nd-4th Tuesday for on going training at 7:00 pm. 

Full Time 

Job information

West Florence Fire Department operates three shifts on a rotating 48-hour shift (48 hours on duty, 96 hours off duty) with shift change at 8:00am. Each shift is comprised of 6 personnel, 3 are at station 1, and 3 are at either station 2 or station 4, depending on the shift. Each crew has 1 firefighter, 1 driver, and 1 lieutenant. 

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.

West Florence Fire Department personnel respond to calls within jurisdiction for fire suppression, hazardous materials responses, rescue operations, providing crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes, providing medical assistance at the First Responder level as necessary, and performing related work as required. Click here for more details.


Hiring process


Requirements For Firefighter

*All certifications must be completed through the South Carolina Fire Academy and MUST meet all NFPA, IFSAC or Pro-Board standards. (Copies of all certifications must be submitted at the time of application.)

*A 10 Year Driving Record must be submitted with the Application


Requirements for Driver 

(Must have completed all firefighter requirements in addition to the requirements listed below)

*All certifications must be completed through the South Carolina Fire Academy and MUST meet all NFPA, IFSAC or Pro-Board standards. (Copies of all certifications must be submitted at the time of application.)

*A 10 Year Driving Record must be submitted with the Application


Benefits


Salary

Firefighter/Driver salaries will be around $34,000 - $42,000 per year depending on experience.

Junior Program

Why become a junior firefighter?

The junior firefighter program is for teens, 15 years or older, to get a sense of what being a firefighter is all about. Junior firefighters who complete there rookie sheet will receive bunker gear and will be allowed to run calls with the station crew. Juniors are also on a paid per call program and juniors who are apart of NHS and/or BETA club, can receive community service hours. The department provides all needed training and uniforms at no cost.


Requirements

Contact Us

1033 S Ebenezer Rd.

Florence, SC 29501

843-665-8857

contact@westflorencefd.com


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