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Firefighter/EMT Salary and Benefits

Fire & Rescue LogoStarting salary for Firefighters is $39,325 per year. Candidates who possess current National Paramedic Registry Certification will be eligible for an additional 12.5% premium. Candidates who possess current IFSAC or NPQ Hazardous Materials Technician certification will be eligible for an additional 2.5% premium.

Our benefits package is one of the best in the region and includes:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance,
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals
  • Pension Plan (SCRS Police Officers' Retirement System)
  • South Carolina 1% Fund Supplemental Retirement plan
  • 401(k) and 457 Deferred Compensation plans
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (employer funded)
  • Employee Credit Union
  • Tuition reimbursement program
View the Town's Benefits Summary
Career Growth/Advancement Opportunities

In addition to advancement opportunities within the Line ranks, a career with Hilton Head Fire and Rescue will offer you opportunities for continued growth, learning and transfer assignments in areas such as:

  • Fire Prevention and Inspection
  • Planning
  • Training
There are excellent promotional opportunities available. This is truly a career where no two days are alike, and opportunities for continued learning and new work assignments are available.