Position Detail:

Georgetown City Fire Department
PO Box 1270
Georgetown, SC 29442

Georgetown County

843-527-7820 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter/EMT
Last Filing Date:  June 30, 2019

Special Instructions:  



The City of Georgetown is now accepting applications for one Firefighter/EMT position. This position responds to emergency situations within the City to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response and rescue duties as well as administers CPR and first aid and removes victims from danger.

Starting Salary: $34,673.15 *with EMT Certification

$29,768.47 *without EMT Certification


Responds to emergency situations within the City to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response and rescue duties.

Operates fire apparatus at the scene; lays fire hose; directs fire stream; raises and climbs ladders; ventilates burning buildings; selects position and proper discharge pressures and monitors pumping activities.

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 EMT/First Responder level including administering CPR, removing victims from danger, administering first aid, etc. per protocol.

Performs a Self-Assessment of the department as part of a team; performs a Community Risk analysis; creates Standards of Cover and Strategic Plan documents for the purpose of fulfilling requirements for the Commission of Fire Accreditation International accreditation process. Assists as needed by accreditation team (at start of task).

Documents all fire and other emergency incidents and responses.

Assists with fire pre- planning.

Participates in fire prevention and fire safety education activities; conducts tours of the fire station.

Performs basic fire prevention inspections in code enforcement; installs smoke detectors as requested.

Inspects, tests and cleans fire hydrants.

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, etc.

Remains available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response.

Receives and/or reviews various records and reports including training sessions and reviews, professional articles and reviews, daily briefings from officers, standard operating procedures, incident information, patient information, morning engineer pass along report, morning assignment information, demographics, pre-plans, smoke detector/house information, email documentation from officers and internet websites that deal with fire.

Prepares and/or generates a variety of documents including email documentation, specific verbal communications, incident information, patient information, leave requests, broken equipment forms, overtime forms, gear inspection forms, email, training information, accreditation information accumulation, engineers report, MVA report, general leave, patient care report and daily truck check sheets.

Refers to daily truck check sheets, professional articles and reviews, standard operating procedures, training information, orders from supervisors, dispatch information, pass apparatus inspection sheets, Chemtrec, DOT guidebook, truck log book, essentials book, MSDS sheets, employee handbook, ERG, mapping and email documentation from officers.

Utilizes a variety of computer software to include but not limited to the following programs: Word, Action Learning, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, Aloha, Marplot, Excel, Fire House and Learn It.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the citizens of Georgetown, command staff, other fire departments, EMS personnel, business owners, City staff and other employees.

Operates a variety of machinery and/or equipment such as a fire apparatus, self-contained breathing apparatus, medical equipment, personal protective equipment, tools such as TNT, halligan bar, axes, etc., extrication tools, aerial apparatus, hazmat apparatus, rescue apparatus, fire boat, thermal cameras and gas detector monitors.

Utilizes a variety of tools and/or sets of tools to include hoses, fans, nozzles, other fire suppression equipment, thermal cameras, CO monitors, EMT equipment and extrication tools.


It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.


Assists with public functions as needed.

Assists with Public Fire Education /Prevention Programs.

Repairs and maintains items around the stations. Performs station maintenance as needed.

Answers phone calls.

Participates in City events i.e. parades, City clean up assistance, etc.

Performs station and lawn maintenance.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a High School Diploma plus a minimum of one to two years of experience in the firefighting and EMT field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants must possess a Firefighter II certification and a valid driver`s license. Applicants must also either already possess a national or South Carolina EMT certification or be able to obtain one within one year of hire.

Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of heavy machines and equipment. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to push, stoop, lift, pull, reach, kneel, climb, crouch, carry or otherwise move objects. Work involves walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift/carry weights of up to 80 pounds.

Deadline for all applications: Open Until Filled

City of Georgetown is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer

Starting Salary:  $34,673.15 *with EMT Certification
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Georgetown, Human Resources Manager
PO Drawer 939
120 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Fax 843-527-6173

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 30,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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