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Columbus Fire & Rescue is NOT accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT. 

Minimum Qualifications & Certifications



  • NC Firefighter Level II

  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic (preferred)

  • Haz-Mat Operations

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • S130, S190, L180 (Wildland)

  • Technical Rescuer (optional)


Physical Requirements 

  • Applicants must be able to perform, but not limited to, the following physical functions pertaining to the position of a Firefighter/EMT:

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Reaching

  • Standing

  • Pushing

  • Pulling

  • Lifting up to 100 lbs.

  • Grasping

  • Feeling

  • Communicating 

  • Must possess knowledge and ability of how to perform the operations of using tools, equipment, and apparatus.

Application Process & Closing Date

Application Process:

To apply please download the application using the link below.  After completing the application, please schedule a time to submit the application (in person) by contacting Chief Tony Priester at (828) 894-3667.

Along with the application please include a criminal background check, copy of valid drivers license, resume, copies of any required certifications, and a valid email address that can be used to contact you during the application/interview process.

Out of county/state applicants can mail the completed application and supporting documents to:

100 South Peak street, Columbus, NC, 28722 - PO Box 713

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