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DepartmentPublic Safety - Fire Rescue/Suppression
Position TitleFirefighter/EMT
Salary Range$38,465 - $65,162
Date Posted September 19, 2019
Closing Date January 12, 2020
DescriptionUnder general supervision, controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property, and maintains all fire equipment. Receives and responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls performing the necessary functions and operations to efficiently handle any fireground situation. Performs fire inspections and pre-fire planning, minor vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other related tasks. Responds to emergency situations requiring emergency medical attention and performs duties of an EMT. Acquires and maintains required State certification for Firefighter II, SCDHEC and National Registry EMT, and shall be certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as a Class III Police Officer, shall enforce misdemeanor traffic laws and the Code of Ordinances for the City of North Myrtle Beach. Reports to the Battalion Chief and to the Incident Commander as required by the National Incident Management System.
ExperienceHigh school graduate and minimum age 21, good physical condition; possesses all members of both upper and lower extremities; must have vision correctable to 20/20; good moral character and reputation; possess of a valid South Carolina driver's license; preferred one to two years of fire suppression experience; Emergency Medical Technician Certification required; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
Physical RequirementsMust be physically able to operate a ladder truck, automobile, fire apparatus, extrication equipment, various fire, medical, and police equipment. Must be able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to fifty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to twenty pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Medium work must be able to lift and/or carry weights of ten to one hundred pounds.
NoteThis position is eligible for a $1,000 Sign-On Bonus to be paid to eligible employees according to the following schedule: • $300 after completion of new-hire orientation • $300 after completion of required training • $400 after the employee has successfully completed their probationary period and their performance review meets or exceeds the “Meets Expectation” rating.

Applications may be obtained online here (beach lifeguard applicants go here : NMB Lifeguards) or visit the City of North Myrtle Beach, City Hall- Human Resources Department, 1018 2nd Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.