Hardeeville South Carolina (Transparent BKG)                                                  

Fire Department

30 Martin St.

P.O. Box 609

Hardeeville, SC 29927

Phone: (843) 227-4591

Fax: (843) 987-3356

Engineer Application Process 

The Hardeeville Fire Department is known for aggressive firefighting tactics, proactive fire and life safety education programming, and one of the most efficient extrication departments in the state. We protect and serve residents and visitors through fire prevention activities and emergency responses to fire, EMS, and hazardous materials incidents. If you are interested in helping people and want an exciting career in public service, become a Hardeeville Fire Engineer/Sr. Firefighter!

Starting Salary: $43,232 Entry Level, $54,040 Mid-Grade, $64,850 Maximum 

EMT Cert: 3% of base salary, Paramedic Bonus $6,000.
Work Hours: 24 Hour-48 Hour Rotating Shifts

Applicants considered for positions will participate in a one-day process consisting of a written test, physical agility test, practical exercise, and oral interview scheduled on an “as needed” basis. For testing details and essential information, all applicants MUST visit City of Hardeeville website employment tab: http://www.hardeevillesc.gov/2199/City-Employment

Applicants selected for hire will perform firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services at the Engineer/Senior Firefighter level. This is accomplished by extinguishing fires, conducting fire and rescue operations, preventing the reoccurrence of fires, maintaining, and inspecting fire apparatus and equipment, conducting pre-fire plans, training on firefighting techniques, performing public relations activities, providing life support, and participating in continuing education for state certifications. Other duties include maintaining grounds and facilities, testing equipment, and performing other duties as assigned.

Applicants hired will perform all tasks above through attending classes and participating in rigorous physical training. All applicants selected for hire who do not currently have NREMT-B certification or higher must attain NREMT-B certification to maintain employment. 

There will be a physical ability test, written exam, tactical evolution, and oral interview as part of the process. 

Minimum qualifications:

  • IFSAC or Pro-Board Firefighter I/II
  • EVDT or equivalent
  • NIMS: 100, 200, 700, 800
  • SCFA Pump Ops 1 or equivalent
  • Valid Class ‘E” driver’s license or equivalent
  • Basic Aerial Ops or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • IFSAC or Pro-Board Driver/Operator Certified
  • Two years as a full-time firefighter
  • EMT, Advanced-EMT, Paramedic


All applicants must meet the following standards:

  • Must be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, and a valid driver’s license with no suspensions in the last 3 years.
  • Submit to employer’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Out of state applicants MUST submit a 10-year driving record with their application.


Starting salary:  $43,232-$64,850 depending on qualifications.  This does not include regularly scheduled overtime and holiday pay.


*Applications that are not filled out completely, will not be considered*

Applications must be submitted to:

City of Hardeeville

Attn: Deputy Chief

P.O. Box 609

Hardeeville, SC 29927


 All applicants considered for employment must submit to a background check and urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to offer of employment. The City of Hardeeville is an EOE and E-Verify user