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Tuesday November 21, 2017

Archives for November 2017

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




Altamahaw Ossipee Fire Department Hiring Firefighter/Driver

The Altamahaw Ossipee Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of                                           Full Time Firefighter/Driver.

The Altamahaw Ossipee Fire Department is looking for a candidate with a considerable amount of experience in pump operations to fill a full time position. An employee in this class will work 24 hours on and 48 hours off.


-Be at least 21 years of age

-3 years of firefighting experience

-Have class B driver’s license or able to obtain class B

-Fire Fighter level II certification


-EVD certification

-Rescue Tech (Preferred)

-Driver Operator

-Computer skills

-Be physically fit for the job

Candidates must pass a Pump Operations Test, a Physical Agility Test, and EMT Scope prior to employment.

Applications may be picked up at the Altamahaw Ossipee Fire Dept. between the hours of 7a.m. and 5p.m. M-F. A full Resume must be submitted with application along with certifications and Criminal Background checks.                                  Deadline: December 15th 2017 at 5:00pm.                                            Starting Salary $34,500.00

Benefits: Paid Health Insurance, Aflac Supplemental Insurance, Short Term Disability with Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Holidays.

2806 Old NC 87 Hwy, Elon, NC 27244

City of King FD Hiring Swing Firefighter

SWING FIREFIGHTER-King, pop. 6,918. Located in foothills of NC in Stokes & Forsyth Counties. Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression, prevention and rescue principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Proficiency of skills with related tools and equipment. Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition, ability to communicate orally and in writing, ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public. High school graduate or GED required; North Carolina Class B Driver’s License required. Advanced degree a preferred. Completion of the States’ Certified Fire Fighter II Certification, EMT-B, Hazmat Operations or equivalent combination of education and experience. Pay grade 10. Hiring/salary range $32,628 – $49,632 DOQ. Exc. benefits currently including 5% 401(k) contributions, longevity pay plan & local government retirement system. Successful applicants must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening and interview process. Please submit an application, letter of interest and a resume to the Fire Chief. Closing date 11/22/2017. EOE and a Drug Free Workplace.

Town of Edenton Hiring Fire Chief



REPOSTING (11/3/2017)


The Town of Edenton is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Fire Chief for the Town’s Fire Department.   This position performs responsible managerial, administrative and supervisory work in directing the activities of personnel in a combination department with seven career and twenty-five volunteer staff. The department provides fire protection to the town and rural portions of Chowan County.


Minimum requirements include possession of or ability to obtain North Carolina Fire Officer I and North Carolina Firefighter Level II certification and possession of NIMS 100-400 certification.   Management desires applicants with possession of Associates Degree in fire science or related field and experience with volunteer fire departments.


Resume and Town of Edenton job application can be sent to the Town of Edenton, Attn: Anne-Marie Knighton, Town Manager, P O Box 300, Edenton, NC 27932 or sent via e-mail to Position will remain open until filled.  Residency Requirement: The Fire Chief is required to live within six miles of the city limits. Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E