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Fairview Rural FD Hiring Drive/Operator



The Fairview Rural Fire Department will be accepting applications August 15, 2017 – September 11, 2017 to fill a full-time Driver/Operator (FS4) position working rotating 24-hour shifts (A, B, C).

PAY: $41,453.60 Annually (Per Wake County Fire Compensation Administrative Guidelines, dated

July 1, 2016 – $12.41 Hourly & Structural OT @ $18.62 Hourly) + Benefits

STATUS: 24-Hour Shift


The purpose of this position is to provide rapid fire suppression response to protect life and property by controlling and extinguishing fires including rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, and salvage work. Job responsibilities include the following: drive fire apparatus to fire and emergency scenes; pump water to fire at designated pressure and ensure that suction hoses and fire hoses are properly located; perform related mathematical calculations and functions; perform basic rescue functions in vehicle and machinery extrication; respond to medical emergencies; respond to after-effects of hazardous weather; act in absence of company officer on assigned shift; instruct other fire personnel in operation and care of fire equipment; inspect and maintain fire apparatus, equipment, and EMT supplies to include daily checks of engine, pumping and other equipment on apparatuses; recognize defects in the mechanical operation or condition of assigned equipment; performance of limited mechanical work involved in maintaining fire apparatuses, equipment, and tools; participate in pre-fire surveys and prepare scaled drawings; participate in in-service training, continuing education courses, and scheduled drills; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others requiring emergency assistance; provide training to the general public on fire prevention awareness; participate in special projects as assigned; maintain records and prepare reports; perform related tasks as required; clean and perform maintenance of fire station and grounds.


1. U.S. Citizen

2. High School Diploma or GED

3. Must be at least 21 years old

4. Three (3) years of fire service experience

5. Firefighter Level I & II Certification (NFPA 1001) (IFSAC, ProBoard, DOD)

6. Emergency Vehicle Driver (NFPA 1002)

7. Driver/Operator-Pumps certification (NFPA1002) (IFSAC, ProBoard, DOD)

8. N.C. EMT

9. Hazardous Materials Responder – Level I (NFPA 472 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120) (IFSAC, ProBoard, DOD)

10. NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800 (meeting objectives of NFPA 1561)

11. Bloodborne Pathogens Training (meeting objectives of NFPA 1581 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1003)

12. Current Hepatitis B vaccination

13. Must have a Class “B” Drivers License



• Applications are available for download on our website at or they can be picked up Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at:

Fairview Fire Department Station 1

4501 Ten-Ten Road

Apex, NC 27539

• Please contact Sherri @ 919-362-8445 or with any questions.

• All applications must be in the office no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2017 to be considered.

Each application must be accompanied by the following: o Documentation of all required certifications 

o Current Driving Record from NCDMV 

o Certified Criminal Background Check from law enforcement or court system in County of residence 

Any application submitted without ALL required documentation will not be considered.

2017 NCSFA Award Winners

At the NCSFA’s 130th Annual Meeting and Annual Banquet the Board of Directors and membership honored two special award recipients.  John Powell (pictured in the center of the top photo) received the Firefighter of the Year award.  Firefighter Powell is from Winston-Salem Fire Department and was selected as this years recipient due to his continued acts of “…courage, professionalism, kindness and compassion…” as described by his nominator, Gerrod Hardy.

Also awarded this year was the first ever Medal of Valor Award to David Shelton (pictured to the right of the bottom photo) of Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  Firefighter Shelton rescued someone from a burning structure prior to apparatus getting on scene back in April of this year.  His nominator and Fire Chief, Joshua Norton, said that he is “…blessed to have such dedicated firefighters…” as Shelton on his department and as members of their community.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, congratulations to both John Powell and David Shelton on being recipients of the 2017 NCSFA Awards, both are very much deserved.

September 11th, First Responders Day

NC General Assembly creates a legal holiday in North Carolina called First Responders Day, on September 11th.

2017 NCSFA Scholarship and Grant Recipients

The North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Board and Staff are proud to announce the 2017 Scholarship and Grant recipients.  NCSFA awards $252,000 in scholarships and grants divided amongst our 3 regions.  The scholarships and grants are awarded to qualified NCSFA member firefighters and children of our member firefighters. We are proud to be able to help so many and invest in their future.  Congratulations to the 2017 recipients!

George Horace Moore Scholarship      
Kirsten P. Miller High School Associates Rock Ridge  
Amanda L. Barnette High School Associates New Hanover County  
Ashley D. Mooney High School Associates Fairfield  
Kylie R. Hutson High School Bachelor’s Moyock  
Megan E. Williams High School Bachelor’s Windsor  
Matthew C. Etheridge High School Bachelor’s Kenly  
Alan D. Griffin Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Carolina Beach  
Cameron C. Glenn Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Eastern Pines  
Kayla R. Jones Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Hargett’s Crossroads  
Travis C. Johnson Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Strickland Cross Roads  
Richard J. Smith Career Firefighter Associate’s Duck  
Kyle D. Brantley Career Firefighter Associate’s Archer Lodge  
Ronnie M. Flowers Career Firefighter Bachelors Washington  
John T. Moore Career Firefighter Bachelors Wilson  
Herbert D. Garmon Scholarship        
Madison L. Adams High School Associates Eastwood  
Clayton E. Vaughn High School Associates Ridgecrest  
Cara N. Smith High School Bachelor’s Greensboro  
Kynley N. Fulp High School Bachelor’s Walkertown  
Dakota R. Goins High School Bachelor’s Laurel Hill  
Jacob E. Kline Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Westfield  
Seth C. Brim Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Westfield  
April F. Knight Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Mineral Springs  
Tristan H. Grubbs Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s State Road  
John W. Underhill, II Career Firefighter Associate’s Wendell Holmes Rural  
David W. Strickland Career Firefighter Associate’s Fayetteville  
Jennifer M. Thompson Career Firefighter Associate’s Village of Pinehurst  
Brian L. Couch Career Firefighter Bachelors Cary  
Kenneth T. Yahiku Career Firefighter Bachelors Raleigh  
George M. Bartlett Scholarship        
David C. Worley High School Associate’s Broad River  
Preston D. Lingerfelt High School Associates Cherryville  
Cody D. James High School Associates Central Alexander  
Arthur J. Manning High School Bachelor’s South Point  
Logan A. Hedrick High School Bachelor’s Oxford Fire Protection Assoc.  
Rachel L. Robinson High School Bachelor’s Hiwassee Dam  
Rickey A. Rhoney, Jr. Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Triple Community  
Sean   Sullivan Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s West Macon  
John F. Cochran Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Idlewild  
Jeffrey D. Kanupp Career Firefighter Associate’s Hickory  
Joshua A. Funderburk Career Firefighter Associate’s Kannapolis  
Aaron L. Kennedy Career Firefighter Associate’s Statesville  
Gregory S. Summitt Career Firefighter Bachelors Kannapolis  
Steven J. Madorin Career Firefighter Bachelors Concord  
Paul F. Miller Master’s Degree Scholarship      
Eastern Jeremy W. Anderson Volunteer/Career Masters Shine Rural
Piedmont Christopher D. Belcher Volunteer/Career Masters Winston-Salem
Western Christopher A. Thompson Volunteer/Career Masters Mooresville
NCSFA Grant Program          
Matthew N. Barwick Volunteer Grant Kenansville  
David   Batten Volunteer Grant North Whiteville  
Edward D. Weigl Volunteer Grant Number 7 Township

of Craven County

Donald L. Burns Career Grant Wilmington  
Michael J. Rouse Career Grant Sampson County

Fire Marshal’s Office

Jason A. Burkholder Career Grant Surry County

Fire Marshal’s Office

E.G.   Burr Career Grant Garner  


2017 Fire Service Legislative Day

The 2017 Fire Service Legislative Day was held May 4, 2017 and had record breaking attendance from across the state.  We want to thank everyone who joined us and visited their representatives of the NC House and Senate at the General Assembly.  It is hard to imagine what would make a bigger impact than having over 200 firefighters from across North Carolina show up in uniform to deliver a united message from their constituents. Thank you again, we look forward to doing it all over again in 2018.