Lieutenant / Paramedic

The Hardeeville Fire Department is known for aggressive firefighting tactics, proactive fire and life safety education programming, 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/Paramedic.

 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, ALS assessment, tactical exercise, and oral interview scheduled for July 12th & 13th. 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 must have NREMT-P certification and must maintain NREMT-P certification for the first five years of employment.

There will be a physical agility test, written exam, ALS assessment, tactical exercise, and oral interview as part of the process.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • IFSAC or Pro-Board Firefighter II
  • 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.
  • NREMT-P Certification

Preferred qualifications:

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

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.
  • Submit to employer’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Out of state applicants MUST submit a 10-year driving record with their application.

*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:

All applicants considered for employment must submit to a background check and urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to offer of employment. The City of Hardeeville is an EOE and E-Verify user

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