Employment Opportunities


update: July 16th, 2019: The IFD is taking applications to create a new hiring list, applications will be accepted until August 19th, 2019 at 5pm.

The testing dates will be August 22nd and 23rd. If you would like to participate in this testing process, please download an application and turn it in to our HQ station.


Application Download Link: Employment application 2019

IFD Career Info can be seen below.
To download the Career Info packet, click on the link:

Career Information packet


Full Time Firefighter – This position is a full time career staff member, who is paid an hourly rate on a consistent full time work schedule and receives full benefits.


Minimum Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years of age or older.

2. Possess a valid driver’s license.

3. Possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

4. Must pass a criminal background and driver's license record check.

5. Must be able to complete medical, physical and written assessments.

6. S.C. Fire Academy 1153 Firefighter I Certification or NFPA Firefighter I certification that is eligible for equivalency or reciprocity by the S.C. Fire Academy.

7. Current First Aid, CPR and AED Certification or higher level certification.


The Application Process:

1st Step – Application Package Review

During this step, the application package is reviewed for assurance of an applicant completing the application package in its entirety and meeting of the position’s minimum requirements.

2nd Step – Written Testing of General Firefighter Knowledge

During this step, applicants are scheduled for completion of the department’s firefighter applicant written test. This written test evaluates the candidates level of general firefighter knowledge that is expected of a certified NFPA 1001 Firefighter I applicant.

3rd Step – Physical Agility Testing

During this step, applicants are scheduled for completion of the department’s physical agility test. This test evaluates the applicant’s abilities to physically perform functions commonly required of a firefighter when performing operational firefighting and rescue duties.

4th Step – Peer Panel Interview

During this step, applicants are scheduled for an oral interview that is conducted by a panel of department personnel who are of varying ranks and positions. The peer panel interview evaluates each candidate, in effort to gain a more complete idea of the candidate’s mature and professional fit for a firefighter position with the Irmo Fire District.

5th Step – Background Investigation

Due to the position of an Irmo Firefighter being one of public trust, a background investigation is conducted during this step of the application process. During the background investigation, the applicant’s employment, driving and criminal histories are reviewed, personal and professional references are contacted and any other items that the department deems necessary to be investigated to ensure the applicant possess the moral, ethical and integral character traits expected of an Irmo Firefighter.

6th Step – Fire Chief’s Interview

During this step, applicants meet with the department’s Fire Chief and Assistant Chief for an informal interview regarding potential employment with the Irmo Fire District.


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