The Sumter Fire Department promotes the highest level of professionalism for the increasing demands of our community. The training and expertise that is shared at the Sumter Fire Department is second to none. We have some of the most qualified firefighters in the state.
The Training Division and programs of the Sumter Fire Department exceed the modern standards of professional training. We utilize instructors inside the department (Company Officers), the South Carolina Fire Academy, the National Fire Academy, the University of Georgia and many other sources of education to meet the departments training needs.
We provide officer level training for supervisors, driver/operator training for engineers and firefighter training. We also try to blend this training into each rank to assure overlap in levels to better protect the most valuable asset the Sumter Fire Department has, our firefighter personnel.
If you are considering a future in the fire service or want to volunteer at a county station, come by and visit the Sumter Fire Department or call 1-800-fireline or 436-2600.
Captain Joey Duggan and Will Glover
The Sumter Fire Department from time to time finds the need to hire additional firefighters to fill existing slots as well as new slots to handle the demands of our growing community and increased fire related hazards. There are minimum requirements to be met before applying for this fulfilling career as a Sumter Firefighter.
All applications for the City of Sumter Fire Department can be picked up at the South Carolina Employment Security Commission office.
All applications for anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with the Sumter County Fire Department can be picked up at the Sumter Fire Department at 129 E. Hampton Ave.
The Sumter Fire Department has some of the most qualified and award winning firefighters in the state. They demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and integrity. The training and expertise that is taught and continuously perfected makes the Sumter firefighter second to none.
The Firefighter must complete a series of classes through the South Carolina Fire Academy. These classes consist of Structural Firefighting, Automobile Extraction, CPR, Flammable Liquids, High Level Rescue, Confine Space Rescue and Hazardous Material Training.
The Sumter Fire Department is an environment with strict rules and regulations. Each day is structured around maintaining equipment, community participation and training.
Training is a large part of a firefighters daily life style. The Sumter Fire Department trains daily from 2:00pm until 5:00pm at the Sumter Fire Department Training Facility. In today's ever changing world our Firefighters are called upon to face many challenges and the members of the Sumter Fire Department have to be ready for any situation.
Examinations are also given during each class taught
The Sumter Fire Department fully endorses promotion policies in the career positions and allows for appointed positions in the volunteer system. The Fire Chief selects the ranks of Firefighter, Master Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, Training Officer and other staff positions, which are all tested.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
Following the required training and probationary period, eligible Firefighters will be afforded the opportunity to compete for openings in specialized fields as listed below:
When accepted in any of these "Specialized areas" you must complete special course training and have the will to continue to obtain on-going education.
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