Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Firefighter Hiring Process

Challenge, Diversity, Opportunity

Choosing the fire service as a career can prove to be one of the most interesting and personally satisfying choices you can make. In this ever-changing, complex world, firefighting is not just another job. It is an employment opportunity that offers a challenging, demanding, exciting and rewarding career for men and women.

Horry County Fire Rescue is a diverse, vibrant and progressive department that includes 39 stations and more than 550 personnel who come from various cultural and educational backgrounds.

Built on a foundation of values and with an eye on the challenges ahead, the future promises to be bright. New ideas, technology, equipment and training are driving the Department to constantly improve the high level of service we provide to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens and visitors of Horry County.

Horry County Fire Rescue is committed to finding a diverse group of men and women who are ready, willing and able to respond to the needs of the community. We are looking for people who are qualified, motivated and dedicated to the public service.

If you’re looking for a demanding, rewarding and exciting career that will provide you with significant personal satisfaction through helping others, 
please fill out a application with the Horry County Human Resource Department.  Applications will only be received when there are openings.  

To apply as a volunteer please visit our Volunteer Recruitment page.

Once your applicatiuon is received you will be contacted by email to proceed through the testing process.


The testing process will consist of the following portions:

• A 100-question general knowledge written Candidates must obtain a 70% to advance. This test is similar to civil service exams. 

• Candidates passing the written will then advance to the Department’s Physical Agility Test (Shorts are not permitted during agility testing)

• Candidates holding current medical certification will be required to complete a scenario based Skills Evaluation.

• Interviews will be scheduled at a time to be determined upon the completion of the testing process.

• Candidates passing all testing requirements will take a pre-employment medical physical.

• Upon the completion of this process, an eligibility list will be forwarded to the Fire Chief for final selection.  

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