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If you’re reading this, Horry County Fire Rescue is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic! Go to to take advantage of this opportunity in joining the largest fire-rescue organization in South Carolina.

Base Pay for Firefighter/EMT: $41,260

Base Pay for Firefighter/Paramedic: $48,760

TESTING: Week of January 30.

OFFICIAL START DATE: Monday, March 13.

Prior first responder experience is preferred, but not mandated. We have an in-house, state-leading training academy that very successfully teaches both fire and EMS.

Horry County Fire Rescue is fresh out of 2022, where our crews were dispatched to nearly 77,000 emergency calls, a new record for our organization and a testament to our growth and expansion.

HCFR offers competitive pay, overtime opportunities, state benefits, industry-leading equipment and gear, progressive EMS protocols, tracks for training and professional growth, all in well-supported and appreciated public safety-friendly area in coastal South Carolina.

Our crews run lots of working structure fires, motor vehicle crashes and medical calls. The days are busy and unpredictable—and that’s how our crews like it!

We make a difference in the communities that make up Horry County through public interaction/education and an emphasis on community risk reduction, and we’re honored to be made up of both volunteer and career personnel who are dedicated to public service.

Specialty teams available at HCFR include: Peer Support, HazMat, Wildfire, Investigations, Honor Guard and Marine/Dive.

There’s lots of upward mobility in our organization for hungry, passionate individuals looking to start their careers as a first responder.

Get your application in now!



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