City of Henderson, NC

Firefighter Qualifications

* High School graduate or equivalent
* At least 18 years old
* Hold valid driver’s license with good driving record
* Highly motivated with interest in the Firefighting Field
* College education/firefighting experience a plus
* Must reside within local area
* Selected applicants for firefighting positions are required to pass a detailed medical evaluation and a drug screening. A thorough background investigation prior to employment will be conducted.


In addition to the benefits offered by the City of Henderson, Firefighters are also offered the following benefits.

* Minimum Starting Salary: $26,062
* On-Duty Training Provided
* Federal Death Benefit
* State Death Benefit
* N.C. State Firemen’s Association
* Firemen’s Pension Fund
* Uniforms Are Furnished