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It is important to your success as a candidate to fully understand the comprehensive nature of our selection process.
These are positions of public trust and require a thorough review of applicant qualifications, credentials and backgrounds.
Once the application period starts, candidates may apply online.
Application available online February 22 - March 21, 2021
The Entry-level Firefighter Exam will measure your aptitude for skills that firefighters use on a regular basis. The test will evaluate:
The test is being offered in two formats this year.
* Candidates will be notified of Exam Results by April 14, 2021.
Learn more about the written test, and how you can prepare.
Learn More About the Exam and Options
The Physical Ability Test is a series of events that simulate firefighting activities.
During this test, you will need to demonstrate that you have the stamina, strength, and agility you need to accomplish the tasks of a firefighter.
It is never too early to start training!
Learn more about the Physical Ability Test, and how you can prepare.
Learn More About the Physcial Ability Test
Interviews are conducted on same date as the Physical Abilities Test.
Candidate Interviews will be conducted April 24-25, 2021, the same day as the FCPAA.
In addition to passing the Physical Abilities Test, you will also have to pass a background and driver's record check.
We will give you more information about the background and driver's record check if you move forward to this stage, as these are conducted when a job opening occurs.
Photocopies of certifications must be provided by the applicant.
In addition to passing the Physical Abilities Test, you will also have to pass a medical exam and drug test Â which measures your physical health and ability to perform essential functions.
We will give you more information about the medical exam and drug test if you move forward to this stage, as these are conducted when a job opening occurs.
If you pass the background check and medical evaluation, and a job offer is extended and accepted you will go through an orientation period.
Upon completion of orientation, you will report to the SC Fire Academy for eight weeks of firefighter candidate training in Columbia, SC.
Learn more about the SC Fire Academy.
You will be enrolled in an EMT course held at a local technical college once you begin shift work.