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Becoming a Member

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 gsharpe@waxhawvfd.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

Compensation
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 bbortny@waxhawvfd.org.

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