South Lynches Fire Department Position Opening

South Lynches Fire Department has an opening for a full-time Personnel Coordinator/Firefighter. A job description and applicant requirements are listed below. All applicants must submit a resume no later than an January 6th, 2024 to apply for this position. Please send resume and all inquiries to South Lynches Fire Department Administrator:

James R. Epps
Deputy Chief/Administrator
South Lynches Fire Department
345 South Ron McNair Blvd.
Lake City, SC 29560
Phone: 843-374-8690
Fax: 843-374-0025



This position reports to the Deputy Chief for Administration and is responsible for assisting with the recruitment, orientation, along with skills and maintenance training of all firefighters of South Lynches Fire Department.  This includes developing training programs, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and teaching courses for all SLFD firefighters.  The Personnel Coordinator performs, organizes, and selects specialized instruction for department and community members.  The purpose of the personnel coordinator position is to plan, coordinate, and implement an effective fire service orientation program, recruitment program, and training program to develop/maintain the skills of SLFD firefighters to ensure the life safety of all firefighters.  Further, this position will ensure that department training meets OSHA, ISO, and other training agency requirements.


  • Assist with planning, developing, and coordinating training for all full-time, part-time, and volunteer firefighters and support personnel.
  • Assist with developing, implementing, and maintaining programs to recruit new members and ensures they receive the training, equipment, and follows up to retain them.
  • Coordinates and conducts orientation for new department members.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and assist with conducting fire training programs such as basic firefighter training for recruits, ISO training, and specialized training.
  • Develops and maintains the junior firefighter program to include recruitment, orientation, retention, and training to develop them into active, productive members of the department.
  • Assist with developing, implementing, and teaching high school classes for local schools.
  • Accurately documents training activities and maintains training records for all members.
  • Periodically reviews and evaluates state and federal laws/requirements; ensures departmental compliance; and implements changes.
  • Assist with the review of current operations to modify procedures, standards and quality control.
  • Assist with department budget and determining training related expenses.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts test and trial emergencies to prepare staff and volunteers in crisis conditions; develops appropriate training schedules.
  • Participates and/or coordinates training, drills, and classes of members to include an annual training calendar.
  • Presents programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.
  • Oversees scheduling, use, and maintenance of SLFD Regional Training Facility.
  • Assist with developing lesson plans, manuals, and study guides and secures training aids as necessary for monthly training drills.
  • Responds to emergency calls for service. Performs firefighting activities to include entering immediately dangerous to life and health environments while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus to perform fire control, search/rescue, and other firefighting activities.  Performs various technical rescue operations, deals with hazardous materials incidents, and performs patient care.   Drives and operates fire apparatus to include operating pumps, laying fire hose and operating various types of equipment.
  • Completes on scene record keeping and fire reports.
  • Manages the volunteer incentive program (VIP).
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.


  • Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and machinery. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, stoop, pull, reach, kneel or otherwise move objects. Work requires sitting, walking and standing for periods of time.  Must be able to lift/carry weights of 100-150 pounds.  Must complete and pass firefighter medical evaluation.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, includes the receiving of information and instruction from supervisor.
  • Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of documents and reports. Requires the ability to prepare required records and reports using the proper format punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
  • Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; to counsel and teach employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with co-workers and the general public.
  • Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with persons acting under stress.
  • Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing:  perceiving nature of sounds by ear).


  • High School diploma with at least 4 years of related work experience.
  • Must possess a valid SC Class E or CDL driver’s license.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate with members in all methods to include phone, text message, and various social media platforms.
  • NFPA Firefighter I with expectation to obtain NFPA Firefighter II within one year of hire.
  • SCFA 2728 Hazardous Materials Operations
  • SCFA 1210 Emergency Vehicle Driver Training or Equivalent
  • SCFA 1220 Pump Operations or Equivalent  
  • Medical First Responder
  • National Incident Management System 100, 200, 700, 701, 702, 703, and 800


  • Fire Officer I and II
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or Fire Administration
  • Incident Safety Officer Certification
  • Pump Operations II
  • National Incident Management Systems 300, 400