Firefighting as a Career
Firefighting in today's society is both challenging and exciting. Modern fire and rescue service offers a diverse array of technical and emergency response challenges, which comprise a highly rewarding community service career. Our firefighters are trained to the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter II level through the South Carolina Fire Academy. This level of training includes interior structural firefighting, first aid and CPR, hazardous materials operations, and vehicle extrication.
If you're interested in becoming a City of Florence firefighter, you must meet the following minimum qualifications: be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or GED, have a South Carolina driver's license, and have a good driving record. In addition, applicants also must have 20/20 vision or eyesight corrected to 20/25. There is no minimum or maximum requirement for height and weight; however, you must be in good health and physically fit. You must be of good character and reputation and must never have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
Applicants who meet the above criteria must also pass a series of tests to include both a written and oral skills exam, a physical ability test, a drug test, and a psychological examination. Qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list and positions may be offered as vacancies arise.