counter for tumblr

Thursday November 23, 2017

Archives for 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

From the Board and Staff of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, we wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We each feel blessed to be a part of a group that provides such a valuable service to the communities in our State. While each of us pause and consider in the coming days what we are thankful for, we wanted to let you know we feel thankful for you and the work you do. God bless each of you and may your holiday be safe and wonderful.



The Carolina Fire Recruitment Alliance Departments are Hiring Entry Level Firefighters

Participating departments in the Carolina Fire Recruitment Alliance are currently accepting applications for Entry Level Firefighter positions.



The City of Albemarle, City of Concord, Town of Harrisburg, and City of Salisbury have developed a joint firefighter recruitment process. This process saves these cities the cost of doing independent recruitment efforts and is more efficient for candidates because they can apply with more than one city using the same testing process.

This is an opportunity for YOU to apply for multiple departments and only participate in one CPAT and written exam. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply. No previous experience is required

Not all departments currently have firefighter vacancies, but this testing will be used to establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. When the testing process is complete, the eligibility list will be made available to the listed departments.

Testing Dates:

  • CPAT Orientation Sessions (January 26th & January 27th)
  • CPAT Practice Sessions and Final Test (February 22nd, February 23rd, March 8th, March 9th, March 22nd and March 23rd)
  • Candidates who successfully complete the CPAT will move on to the written exam (exam date is April 17th at 6:00 PM at the Embassy Suites, 5400 John Q Hammonds Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28027)

CPAT Orientation Video


For applicants interested in applying for any of the participating departments in the Carolina Fire Recruitment Alliance, you should click on the following links for information on how to apply:

Town of Harrisburg Fire Department

City of Albemarle Fire Department

City of Concord Fire Department

City of Salisbury Fire Department

Please remember you will only be considered for employment with the departments you go through the application process for.

Out of Town Applicants:  Please note that you will need to be available several times in order to complete the process.


Erwin F/R, Inc. Hiring Firefighter/EMT Supervisor





Date:               1-14-14


Subject:          Full Time Position


Shift Supervisor


Hours:             24 hour shift


Employment Listings:         Open until Filled


Deliver resume to Erwin Fire & Rescue at 200 South 13th Street, Erwin, NC during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


QUALIFICATIONS: Must have High School Diploma or equivalent; possess a Class B North Carolina driver’s license; NC Firefighter Level I& II; EMT and NC Hazmat Operations Level I; D/O certified: experience as a supervisor or Fire/EMS officer. TR Certification within 1 year of hire. Must pass physical examination, drug screen and criminal/drivers background check prior to employment.


State Health Plan for Fire/Rescue Personnel – Updated Contact Info

Due to a review of IRS Regulations, the State Treasurers Office has determined that non-governmental fire departments (non-profits) are not eligible to participate in the State Health Plan. Those currently participating will be contacted at some point in the future to transition their coverage to another plan.



If you are an active firefighter or rescue squad worker or a member of the North Carolina Firefighters’ and Rescue Workers’ Pension Fund, under certain conditions you may be eligible to purchase health coverage for you and your family under the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees on a fully contributory basis.  G.S. 135-48.40(d).
Who may be eligible to participate?
·       Members actively serving as firefighters or rescue squad workers and retired members who receive a monthly benefit from the North Carolina Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund.
·       Dependents of members, including spouses and natural, legally adopted, or foster children up to the end of the month of their 26th birthday.
Participation is voluntary, but to be eligible to participate you must be:
•       Certified by your Fire Department, Rescue Squad, or Emergency Medical Services Unit Head/Administrator.
•       Ineligible for any other comprehensive group health insurance coverage, including Medicare, CHAMPUS, or other uniformed services benefits.
•      Without coverage under a comprehensive group health benefit plan for at least 6 consecutive months.
For more information regarding coverage options, enrollment, and eligibility contact Rita at 919-814-4400.

Durham County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Hiring Firefighter

Job Title: FIREFIGHTER 40006500

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit



DEPARTMENT:        Fire Marshal & Emergency Management
DATE POSTED: November 15, 2017
CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2017
SALARY MIN: $32,210
SALARY MAX: $57,978
JOB TYPE: Full-Time






Performs responsible fire suppression and prevention activities; hazardous materials mitigation and emergency medical service activities to protect life and property; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the supervision of the station commander.



  • Knowledge of modern firefighting principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of rescue and emergency medical procedures and techniques
  • Ability to assess emergency situations quickly and accurately and take appropriate action
  • Knowledge of locations and geography of Durham County
  • Ability to perform basic mechanical functions on fire fighting and rescue equipment and apparatus
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and other employees
  • Ability or prepare and maintain record and reports


High school graduation and two years of experience in fire, emergency services or an equivalent  combination of education and experience.




Possess and maintain North Carolina class C driver’s license; certification as NC firefighter level II, NC EMT certification, and HAZMAT operations.




High school graduation and one year experience in fire emergency services or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Completion of the Durham Technical Community College Fire Academy or an equivalent program will fulfill the minimum requirements for a trainee appointment.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Trainee Appointment):

Must possess a Class C driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record; must be NFPA 1403 trained.  Must obtain NC EMT within 12 months of hire.  Must obtain NC firefighter level I and II within 12 months of hire.  Must obtain NC HAZMAT operations certification within 12 months of hire. Must obtain a Class B driver’s license within 12 months of hire.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer