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Why Choose Us?

Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue is the right place to start or continue your career as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic.

Our Fire Rescue is dedicated to serving the community with outstanding customer service and timely emergency response services. We can offer a meaningful career, competitive salary and benefits and an abundance of learning and promotional opportunities to the right men and women who wish to proudly serve the Hilton Head Island community.

Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue (HHIFR):

  • Provides fire suppression, Advance Life Support transport - emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials and technical rescue services to the community.
  • Responds to an average of 9,700 calls per year among fire, EMS, and special teams.
  • Personnel are all trained to a minimum level of Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and approximately 50 percent of our personnel are trained to the paramedic (EMT-P) level certification.
  • Operates a 24 on and 48 hours off three shift system with a minimum staffing level of twenty-nine (29) personnel on duty each day.
  • Operates a 3-person day crew on a 10 hours/day, 4 days/week schedule to support normal staffing during the daytime hours and to cover companies that relocate to our training center.
  • Operates out of 7 fire stations, each with an engine or quint and an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance. A Truck Company and one Battalion Chief fill out the apparatus assignments at the fire stations.
  • Participates in a partnership with a neighboring department in the staffing and management of a Regional Hazard Materials Team and a Regional Urban Search and Rescue Team.
  • Manages our own Enhanced-911 Communications Center, vehicle maintenance facility and provides emergency management for the Town.

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About Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is a 54 square-mile barrier Island in South Carolina that features 13 miles of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Island is a premier resort destination offering a wide range of recreational opportunities, first-rate cultural amenities, a desirable year-round climate and community conveniences that make it an ideal place to live and work.