**We are also not accepting any volunteer applications at this time.**
Garner Fire-Rescue is seeking certified and non-certified firefighter applicants to join our team. This means “no experience is necessary” to be hired and we will compensate you bi-weekly throughout the fire academy while you obtain your necessary certifications. If you are already certified and looking to be part of a great team full-time, please also fill out the application.
How to Apply
Review the “Job Announcement” link below
Fill out the online application with the necessary attachments OR
Download the application and return by mail, email, in-person, or by fax following the “How to Apply” instructions in the job announcement
Uniforms – All firefighters are furnished complete uniforms, which include dress, work, and protective clothing for firefighting purposes.
Sick and Vacation Leave – Due to the probationary status of this position, the sick and vacation leave policy will be discussed at time of hire.
Paid Holidays (observed by the State of North Carolina)
Medical and Dental Insurance – Medical and dental insurance is provided for all full-time employees. Employee may provide coverage for family at his/her own expense.
Retirement – All full-time Garner Fire-Rescue employees are members of the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System and are vested after five (5) years of participation. Both the employee and Garner Fire-Rescue currently contribute a portion of each employee’s gross salary per paycheck.
Life Insurance – Life insurance is provided for all full-time employees.
Workers’ Compensation – Workers’ compensation benefits are payable for injuries arising out of and in the course of employment.
NC State Firemen’s Association – Every member on the NCSFA’s roster receives Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.
Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, Inc. – Accident and sickness coverage is provided for every member, which includes an accidental death benefit.
Longevity – All full-time employees are entitled to longevity pay according to gross salary. Increase is 1.25% after 7 years of service and 2.5% after 10 years of service.
401k Supplemental Retirement Plan – GFR contributes fifty dollars ($50) or 5% of gross salary (whichever is higher) per pay period per full-time employee. The employee may contribute any amount on their own within the limits of the plan. Employee contributions are payroll deducted each pay period. It is administered by Prudential.
Disability Salary Continuation Plan – This GFR funded program is an income protection plan designed to provide for a reasonable continuation of a portion of your salary should you suffer the misfortune of an accident or illness. All full-time employees are automatically covered by the plan after completing one (1) year of employment.
Garner Fire Rescue Benevolent Fund – This program is specifically funded by the paid employees of GFR. Each employee will contribute two dollars ($2) from each paycheck to be deposit into the benevolent fund. The fund is used to support firefighters and firefighter’s retirements. The fund is governed by a board of directors and reflects the best interest of the members and the department.