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Thursday November 23, 2017

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

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

The Orange Rural Fire Department Hiring 5 Firefighter/First Responders

The Orange Rural Fire Department has the following job openings:

5 – Firefighter/First Responders


  • North Carolina Firefighter Level 2 Certification- Preferred
  • NC Hazardous Materials Responder-Preferred
  • EMT-Basic (within 12 months of hire- required)
  • Class B Drivers License (within 60 days of hire- required)



  • Applicant must be in adequate physical condition for firefighter duties.
  • Requires completion of the department’s agility test, written test, and interview.
  • Applicant must pass a medical evaluation by a department preferred physician.


Starting Salary: $25,620-$33,128 Commensurate with qualifications


  • Department Paid Health Insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Longevity pay


Applications available at the Hillsborough Fire Station located at 206 South Churton Street in Hillsborough, NC and on the web at under the “Recruitment” tab.

The Orange Rural Fire Department is an EOE and a drug free work place, all employees subject to random drug testing.

For any questions please contact us at 919-732-7911

Closing date: November 24 2017

Firefighter Health Study

Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in coordination with the National Volunteer Fire Council, are seeking volunteer firefighters to participate in a study on the health benefits to emergency responders and their families of using the Mediterranean Diet. Participants will have access to online tools and strategies for implementing healthier eating habits to minimize the risk of developing serious chronic diseases.


Volunteer/call firefighters, EMTs, and rescue personnel ages 18 and older along with their spouses or significant others are eligible to participate. Participation is free, confidential, and can be withdrawn at any time. All participants will have access to a series of online tools specifically designed to help firefighters and their families improve their health.


To participate, simply fill out the introductory questionnaire found here:


Shorter follow-up questionnaires will be sent to participants once every three months for the next year to monitor progress. The goal of the program is to improve health, reduce risks of heart disease and other serious illnesses, and help inform future firefighter health interventions.


If you have any questions, please email:



Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory



August 29, 2017

The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey.

Please follow a few important guidelines below to ensure your support can be the most helpful for Tropical Storm Harvey disaster survivors.


The most effective way to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations.

Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs. With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources nearer to the disaster location. This inflow of cash also pumps money back into the local economy and helps local businesses recover faster.

Please do not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. When used personal items are donated, the helping agencies must redirect their staff away from providing direct services to survivors in order to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.

Donate through a trusted organization.  At the national level, many voluntary-, faith- and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. Individuals, corporations, and volunteers, can learn more about how to help on the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website.

In addition to the national members, The Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Texas VOAD) has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations providing services to survivors.  Texas VOAD represents more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.


The State of Texas is asking volunteers to not self-deploy, as unexpectedly showing up to any of the communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey will create an additional burden for first responders.

The National VOAD has also noted the situation may not be conducive to volunteers entering the impacted zone and individuals may find themselves turned away by law enforcement.

To ensure volunteer safety, as well as the safety of disaster survivors, volunteers should only go into affected areas with a specific volunteer assignment, proper safety gear, and valid identification.

At this time, potential volunteers are asked to register with a voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already in Texas and supporting survivors on the ground.

The National and Texas VOAD websites are offering links to those who wish to register to volunteer with community- and faith-based organizations working in the field.

Most importantly, please be patient. Although the need is great, and desire to help strong, it is important to avoid donating material goods or self-deploying to help until communities are safe and public officials and disaster relief organizations have had an opportunity to assess the damage and identify what the specific unmet needs are.

Volunteer generosity helps impacted communities heal from the tragic consequences of disasters, but recovery lasts much longer than today. There will be volunteer needs for many months, and years, after the disaster, so sign up now.

Tropical Storm Harvey is still dangerous, with the potential to impact additional areas of Texas and Louisiana. As the situation changes, needs may also change in these areas. Continue monitoring traditional and social media channels to learn more.

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at




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