Full and Part-time

Bethel Volunteer Fire Department - Clover, South Carolina

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

39000 annual

Job Description

Bethel Volunteer Fire Dept.

5620 Oakridge Rd. Clover SC 29710

Chief Don Love Work 803-831-7988 Cell 704-689-1792

Bethel Volunteer / Rural Fire Tax District is accepting applications for two full-time and two part-time position. Applications can be picked up at Station 1 located at 5620 Oakridge Rd Clover SC 29710 Monday thru Friday 7:30 to 5:30 and need to be returned by July 26, 2019

Requirements: Fire fighter 1, Haz-Mat Ops, EVDT, Pump Ops, Basic Auto Extraction, First Aid/CPR, ICS NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800.

Full-time position: will be, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 to 17:30 working a 50 hours a week. Starting pay is $39,000.00 pay periods are by-weekly

Part-time position: will be, as needed to supplement the 4 full-time fire fighters as the 5th man on duty. Position will be 32 hours or less a week, 8 hour days with no benefits. Work days will be Monday thru Friday.

Additional Information

Job Detail


The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties to suppress structural and non-structural fires, responds to emergency medical, hazardous material and rescue situations throughout Bethel Fire District along with mutual and automatic aid departments. Position in this class require prior firefighting experience. The position requires that the employee be performing substantially the full range of duties for the class and meet the qualification standards for the class, including the proven abilities to drive and operate all fire vehicles, detailed knowledge of the streets, knowledge of hydraulics and on scene fire operations.

**Job Duties: **The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in the job. Management may assign additional tasks related to this type of work as deemed necessary to maintain and keep a functioning department.

Perform fire suppression activities to combat and extinguish fires at a fire scene, including laying and/or connecting hose, direction water, raising and climbing ladders.

Enter, search, and extricate individuals from burning structures and remove dangerous/damaged structures/furniture and fixtures.

Perform routine maintenance of Fire Station and assigned vehicles including cleaning/sweeping/mopping floors, checking tools, equipment, supplies and materials of each vehicle including all fire suppression and emergency response to ensure that vehicles are in proper operation condition.

Perform a variety of emergency rescue activities at fire, accident, hazardous material or other emergency situations.

Provide basic first aid support, CPR manpower assisting local EMS.

Participate in regular training drills, programs and community service activities.

Present fire prevention/fire safety programs to school groups, day cares, civic groups and general public to discuss techniques and practices for a fire safe community.

Perform and complete incident documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures and maintain department records of local business renderings to facilitate the efficient response and suppression activities.

Perform daily check/inspections of personal fire suppression gear, protective clothing and related equipment to ensure proper functioning and cleanliness; test and maintenance of all fire hoses.

**Other Duties: **

Attend training, seminars, workshops and meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern firefighting and prevention methods; maintain required certifications.

Receive and respond to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance regrading areas of responsibility.

Perform general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone etc.


Education and experience Requirements:

Completion of high school diploma or GED

Certifications and Licenses**:**

Firefighter I, Haz-mat Ops, EVDT, Pump Ops, Basic Auto Extraction, First Aid/CPR, ICS NIMS 100/200/700/800, valid state driver’s license as required to gain SC Firefighter Certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and methods of fire suppression, hazardous material control/clean up, confined space/steep terrain rescues and basic first aid CPR. Knowledge of the streets addresses and locations throughout Bethel Fire district and York County. Knowledge of State, Federal, County, and City statutes, codes and ordinances. Knowledge of the safe and proper use and purpose of a variety of specialized equipment, tools and apparatus used in fire suppression, rescue, basic first aid and tactical rescue situations. Skill in understanding and interpreting complex statues, ordinances, regulations and standards. Skill in applying basic first aid, CPR assistance techniques. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department personnel, county personnel, other fire suppression agency staff and the general public. Skill in presenting complex subjects to a variety of audiences at an appropriate level of understanding geared for the listeners. Skill in following oral instructions under stressful situations and the ability to remain calm during emergency situations. Requires guiding, persuading or influencing others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of actions; may enforce laws, rules, regulations or ordinances.

Complexity/Scope of Work

Technical/Paraprofessional: Work involves inspecting, measuring or comparing to a standard; utilizing special training to perform specialized technical work involving evaluation, analysis and troubleshooting or performs general coordination of individual or department activities. Requires the use of a wide range of technical methods in the solution of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, clients or others in the general public.

Tools and Equipment Usage: Requires handling or using machines, tools or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience, such as fire suppression equipment, fire trucks, breathing apparatus, forcible entry tools, camera, audio-visual equipment and basic office equipment, such as office machines such as copiers or calculators, computers for data entry or hand-held power equipment or light machinery.

Physical Requirement

Physical and dexterity requirements: Requires work involving, walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling 2/3 of the time. Standing sitting, climbing or balancing 1/3 to 2/3 of the time. Talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time. Lifting between 20 and 50 pounds 2/3 of the time. Lifting between 50 to 100 pounds 1/3 of the time. Lifting over 100 pounds 1/3 of the time.

Vision Requirement: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less). Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more). Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors). Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left or right when vision is fixed on a given point). Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships).

Potential Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The job may risk exposure to fire hazards, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious ordors, airborne particles, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals, and explosives.


Bethel Volunteer Fire Department is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. Bethel Volunteer Fire Department seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and diverse workforce, will be affirmed. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requires the department to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Completion of high school diploma or GED
  • Experience: Fire fighter 1, Haz-Mat Ops, EVDT, Pump Ops, Basic Auto Extraction, First Aid/CPR, ICS NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800.

Contact Informaton

Chuck Sawyers

Bethel Volunteer Fire Department
5620 Oakridge Rd Clover SC
Clover, South Carolina 29710
phone: 803-831-7988

How to Apply

Applications can be picked up at station, emailed or faxed.

Contact station at 803-831-7988 or email Captain Sawyers at captain12@bethelvfd.com

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