Fire Lieutenant

Hardeeville Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Fire Lieutenant.

The Hardeeville Fire Department is known for aggressive firefighting tactics, proactive fire and life safety education, and one of the most efficient extrication departments in the state. We protect and serve residents and visitors through fire prevention activities and emergency responses to fire, EMS, and hazardous materials incidents. If you are interested in helping people and want an exciting career in public service, become a Hardeeville Lieutenant!

Starting Salary: $48,652 Entry Level, $60,815 Mid-Grade, $72,978 Maximum

EMT Cert: 3% of base salary, Paramedic Bonus $6,000 Work Hours: 24 Hour-48 Hour Rotating Shifts Applicants considered for positions will participate in a two-day process consisting of a written test, physical agility test, tactical exercise, and oral interview scheduled for February 2nd and 3rd. For testing details and essential information, all applicants MUST visit City of Hardeeville website employment tab:

Applicants selected for hire will perform firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services at the company officer level. This is accomplished by extinguishing fires, conducting fire and rescue operations, maintaining, and inspecting fire apparatus and equipment, conducting pre-fire plans, training on firefighting techniques, performing public relations activities, providing life support, and participating in continuing education for state certifications. Other duties include maintaining grounds and facilities, testing equipment, and performing other duties as assigned.

Applicants hired will perform all tasks above through acquired skills, knowledge, and abilities as well as attending classes and participating in rigorous physical training. All applicants selected for hire who do not currently have NREMT-B certification or higher must attain NREMT-B certification with in the first year of hiring to maintain employment.

Application Process

This application period will be open until filled. The testing process will be ongoing while positions are open. The testing will consist of a written test, physical ability test, and a panel interview. Exact dates will be given to you when your application is received.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic
  • IFSAC/Pro-Board Firefighter 2
  •  EVDT or equivalent
  • NIMS: 100, 200, 700, 800
  • SCFA Pump Ops 1 or equivalent
  • Valid Class ‘E” driver’s license or equivalent
  • Basic Aerial Ops or equivalent
  • Fire Officer I
  • Preparation for Initial Company Operations (PICO) or equivalent.
  • Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) or equivalent.
  • Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (DMICO) or equivalent
  • A valid South Carolina driver’s license, Class E, is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • IFSAC/Pro-Board Driver Operator
  • Three (3) years as a full-time firefighter, preferably at the Company Officer level
  • EMT, AMT, Paramedic


All applicants must meet the following standards:

  • Must be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, and a valid driver's license with no suspensions in the last 3 years
  • Out of state applicants must submit a 10-year driving record with their application
  • Submit to employer’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Applications can be obtained from the Hardeeville Fire Department or the City Employment page.

*Applications that are not filled out completely, will not be considered*

Applications must be submitted to:

City of Hardeeville

Attn: Deputy Chief

P.O. Box 609

Hardeeville, SC 29927

OR by email: