New Hanover County Fire Rescue protects more than 114,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County in an area of approximately 99 square miles. We have eight fire stations and around 200 career and volunteer staff. We strive to select the most qualified and diverse teams available.
Firefighters with New Hanover County Fire Rescue work rotating 24 hour shifts starting at 7:00 am and ending at 7:00 am. They are regularly scheduled for approximately 10 shifts per month and respond to calls for service for medical emergencies, fire suppression, auto accidents, technical rescues and hazardous material calls. Opportunities are available for specialized training in Urban Search and Rescue, High Angle Rescue, Water Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Trench Rescue Teams. All employees must be available for emergency situations.
Our candidate assessment may consist of the following:
FY15 Starting Firefighter Salary is $32,832 with a generous benefits and leave package.
New Hanover County Employee Benefits http://www.nhcgov.com/HR/Pages/EmployeeBenefitOptions.aspx.
Recruitment schedules are determined as needed. Visit http://www.nhcgov.com/HR/Pages/JobOpportunities.aspx to sign up to receive e-mail alerts of New Hanover County employment opportunities.
Do you have good values and morals?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
Do you have a valid NC driver’s license and a good driving record?
Are you in good physical condition?
Are you motivated to learn?
Do you have a desire to keep our community safe?
The volunteer Firefighter is a non-compensated position that works and trains side by side with career staff whose duties may include but is not limited to incident response to fire, rescue and emergency medical calls, citizen calls for assistance, and equipment, apparatus and/or facility maintenance, repair and housekeeping.
New Hanover County Fire Rescue also has a limited number of spaces available for Resident Volunteer Firefighter.
Recruitment schedules are determined based on department needs. Becoming a volunteer Firefighter with New Hanover County Fire Rescue is a competitive process which may include:
Volunteer firefighters receive the following benefits:
To maintain membership volunteer firefighters:
Selected candidates will attend the Cape Fear Community College First Responder Firefighting Academy and the Emergency Medical Technician Program either in the winter or summer session (starting in January or July).
Students receive a bi-weekly payment stipend to cover living expenses while in school and all school expenses are covered with no out of pocket expense.
Applications are accepted online at http://www.nhcgov.com/employment in November and May each year in advance of each school session. Interested applicants can sign up for posting alerts at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nhc/jobInterestCards/categories.
To be considered all applicants must successfully complete: