The Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department accepts applications for both Part-Time Paid Firefighter/EMT and for volunteer members on a regular basis. If you are interested please fill out the attached application and submit it to the Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department. Do not submit applications through this website. Applications may be submitted to Chief Greg Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org or applications may be hand-delivered to Station 18 located at 3500 Waxhaw Parkway.
Requirements for Part-Time Paid Position are as follows:
1. Must be 21 years old
2. Must have a valid North Carolina Class B or higher driver’s license or a South Carolina Class E within six months of hire date.
3. Must submit to a background check
4. Must be a certified North Carolina Firefighter
5. Must be a certified North Carolina EMT
6. Must be certified to the North Carolina Hazardous Material – Operations Level
7. Must be checked off on all apparatus or must be checked off within 6 months of hire date
8. Must submit to a pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing throughout employment
9. Must work a minimum of 3 shifts per month
1. Beginning pay is $11.00 per hour
2. The department provides an Accident and Sickness policy for injuries/illnesses that occurs while on duty with Waxhaw to offset the lost revenue from your primary job
3. The department does not provide personal insurance of any other type
4. Line of Duty Death benefits provided by the State and Federal Government
5. The department does not offer vacation or sick leave nor do we offer light duty work in the event of an injury/illness
Requirements for Volunteer Positions are as follows:
1. Must be 18 years old;
2. Must submit to a background check;
3. Must submit to a pre-acceptance drug test and random drug testing throughout membership;
4. Be a certified NC FF or EMT or equivalent or the desire to obtain certification as a FF, EMT, or preferably both;
5. Attend monthly training and meet minimum participation requirements as outlined in the General Orders;
Benefits for Volunteers
1. Once certified, volunteers become eligible for incentive pay for staffing the station, responding to calls, and attending training;
2. The department provides Workers Compensation and an Accident and Sickness policy for injuries/illnesses that occurs while on duty with Waxhaw to offset the lost revenue from your primary job;
3. The department does not provide personal insurance of any other type;
4. Line of Duty Death benefits provided by the State and Federal Government;
5. NC Firefighters Association Pension for those who maintain minimum training and participation requirements;
We also offer a Junior Firefighter Program. For information on this program please contact the fire station at (704) 843-4001 and as for Capt. Bortny or e-mail Capt. Bortny at email@example.com.
The Waxhaw Community Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. would like to thank all of the community members who came to the meetings or completed the survey online. We have gathered some very valuable information and will be releasing a report shortly. Our community’s input is imperative to allow us to properly serve you.
If you have any questions about the results, please feel free to call the Waxhaw Community Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad at (704) 843-4001.
Waxhaw Volunteers along with members from Wesley Chapel VFD participated in “Live-Fire” Training on Saturday, March 4th. Members from both departments participated in ventilation techniques as well as various hand-tool applications. This training was a great opportunity for new members and junior members to learn more about techniques and fire behavior. A special thank you to the Waxhaw VFD Ladies Auxiliary for providing rehab services and lunch for everyone. Also, thank you to the Waxhaw Police Department Explorer Program for providing traffic control on Howie Mine Road during the training.
On Saturday February 11th, Waxhaw Volunteers along with members from Wesley Chapel VFD and the North Carolina Forest Service conducted “Live-Fire Training” on wildland fires and controlled burns. This unique training opportunity allowed members to work on their skills of wildland suppression, brush & vegetation management and building fire lines. A special thank you to the NC Forest Service – Union County Office for providing excellent training and the opportunity to work around Dozer 12X2.