Career Info

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Greenville Fire/Rescue is actively seeking competent, hardworking people who are interested in becoming Firefighters/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and are eager to be a part of a dynamic organization. We are always recruiting potential Firefighters/EMTs that have the desire and enthusiasm to serve our community in a highly professional manner. We offer a competitive starting salary, great benefits, excellent training and numerous advancement opportunities. Ignite your career and apply to Greenville Fire/Rescue.

Hiring Process

If you are interested in applying for a position within the Greenville Fire/Rescue Department, you need to fill out a job interest card. When positions become available in the department, you will be notified of vacancies and can then complete an online application. Currently, the hiring process takes about four to six months (from application deadline to job offer).

Our application process consists of:

  • A physical ability assessment (we provide physical ability preparatory sessions prior to the actual assessment).
  • A panel interview
  • A psychological evaluation
  • A human performance physical evaluation
  • The Fire Chief’s interview

Upon successful completion of all of the application processes, you will be hired as a probationary employee. Most probationary employees will be required to attend our 25-week fire and EMS academy. During this academy, we provide our employees the training and education necessary to perform all of the basic aspects of the job.

In some cases, an employee may be allowed to attend a short academy and then be placed on one of our three shifts. This may occur in some instances when an employee can produce sufficient firefighter certifications and proven fire rescue experience with a career fire-rescue department.

Employment with Greenville Fire/Rescue

Once hired, Greenville Fire/Rescue (GFR) will provide all of the needed training to meet the state's standards as a Firefighter Level II and as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The department provides additional training in the above academy experience that exceeds the state's requirements. Academy students from GFR are paid as Fire/Rescue Trainees.

Salaries depend on rank and time with the City of Greenville. The current annual salary ranges for Fire/Rescue personnel are below, effective July 2023:

F/R Trainee $38,729.00 - $40,651.52
F/R Officer I $43,476.20 - $65,199.68
F/R Officer II / Life Safety Educator $49,154.56 - $70,790.72 
EMS Specialist / Deputy Fire Marshal $56,754.88 - $81,856.32
F/R Lieutenant $61,501.44 - $87,360.00
F/R Captain $68,344.64 -$102,502.40
Battalion Chief $85,117.76 - 127,720.32
Assistant F/R Chief $95,630.08 - $143,474.24

Our Fire/Rescue personnel currently work 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty, and are subject to mandatory overtime for disasters, large emergencies or to meet minimum staffing requirements.

To view any available Greenville Fire/Rescue job openings, please click here.

If you have any questions, comments or need any additional information that you could not locate on this site, please call 252.329.4390.

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