Becoming a Professional Firefighter

  • Do you like to work in a team environment?
  • Can you work effectively under stressful conditions?
  • Do you feel you have the potential to protect or rescue citizens during moments of distress?

If you answered yes, becoming a professional firefighter might be for you. As a firefighter, you will learn the craft of responding to emergencies of all kinds, and you will have the opportunity to assist the City's residents during crisis situations.

Firefighters work together in a team environment that is like no other. Their safety and the safety of others depend on their ability to work effectively amidst unpredictability.

Make an Impact

The work is not easy. It requires dedication, courage, and a willingness to go the extra mile to help citizens during emergency conditions. At the end of your work day, you will know that your career as a firefighter makes a substantial contribution to your community.


City firefighters are trained professionals equipped to provide:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Hazardous Material incident response
  • Medical 1st Response
  • Technical Rescue
  • Other life and property protection measures

Visit the City of Greenville Fire Department | View Fire Department Step Plan (PDF)