Eligibility Requirements for Firefighters


  • IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter II certification meeting NFPA Firefighter II standards
  • South Carolina or National Registry EMT-Basic or higher certification is desired. As part of employment requirements, the City of Greenville will require all new hires (that are not an EMT- Basic or higher) obtain certification as an EMT – Basic within one year of employment and maintain certification.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must pass a background investigation to include a clear criminal record
  • Must have a steady/reliable work history
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid South Carolina Driver’s License
  • Must not have any driver’s license suspensions during the last 5 years for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), leaving the scene of an accident, reckless homicide, or involuntary manslaughter
  • Must not have a record of a felony or criminal domestic violence
  • Must not have a record of a crime of moral turpitude or a misdemeanor carrying a possible sentence of more than 1 year
  • Must pass pre-employment screenings (drug test, vision, hearing, psychological exam, polygraph, stress, and pulmonary function tests)
  • Must be able to work 24 and 48-hour shifts