Fire Department Employment

The Hendersonville Fire Department has a mission to minimize risk to life, property, and the environment while creating a strong bond with our community. In order to effectively serve our city we need professional, motivated, and dedicated people to be a part of our team and achieve the department's vision.

Job Type:
Full Time

Responsible for performing difficult professional, technical and management work assisting the Fire Chief with planning, directing, and coordinating the operational activities of the City’s Fire Department.  Assumes management of department in the absence of the Fire Chief.  An...

Job Type:
Full Time

Responsible for performing responsible protective service work in fire suppression and in providing emergency medical care to save life and property.  An employee in this class is responsible for performing all functions and services of firefighting and emergency medical rescue....

Job Type:
Part Time

Responsible for performing skilled inspection work in securing compliance with established codes governing fire protection.  An employee in this position conducts inspections to ensure compliance with State and local fire laws, codes, rules, and regulations.  Work includes conducting...

Job Type:
Part Time

An employee in this class is responsible for performing all functions and services of firefighting and emergency medical rescue. Emphasis of the work is on responding to and providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to citizens and businesses. Work involves extinguishing fires at...


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Firefighter Benefits

NC Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension

Local Governmental Employees Retirement System

401K and 457 Pretax and Roth Plans

Salary in the top 75% of the area

Outstanding Community Support

Longevity & Merit Pay Increases

City Paid Life Insurance ($25,000)

2 Weeks Paid Vacation, Increases with years of service

12 Paid Holidays a year

12 Sick Days, rolls into time served for ORBIT if not used

Employee Health Insurance - 100% City paid if wellness requirements met

City pays 75% of dependent coverage

HDHP and PPO plans available

Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts

Free Dental and Vision Insurance for employees

Low-cost Dental and Vision Coverage for dependents


Alternative Medicine Program for employees and covered dependents

6 Weeks Paid Family Leave

Paid Short Term Disability Coverage, 26 weeks, 60%income replacement

Free Employee assistance program

Embedded Mental Health Clinician

Free Employee Health Clinic Access

Free Weight loss program

On-site gym

Assistance with Diabetic supplies and Medicine costs

Free tobacco cessation programs

Free Financial Counseling

Smartstarts pregnancy program

Discounts on Family YMCA memberships

Ongoing Training and Educational Opportunities

Tuition Assistance Program for Continuing Ed

Wellness Program offers potential to earn additional vacation hours by making healthy choices

Hiring Bonus

For candidates hired on or after July 1, 2022:

  • $4,000 hiring bonus for new, full-time employees. Upon completing the hiring process, full-time employees will be eligible for the program.
  • 1/3 upon completion of the hiring process. 1/3 upon successful completion of 6-month review (meets or exceeds expectations). 1/3 upon successful completion of 1-year review (meets or exceeds expectations).
  • Existing employees who refer or recruit a new full-time employee are eligible for a one-time bonus in the amount of $1,000.

Questions may be directed to:

Jessica Pomerleau, Recruitment and Retention Officer
City of Hendersonville
160 Sixth Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Phone: (828) 233-9154
Fax:     (828) 697-8645

The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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