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POSTING DATE: September 9, 2022

SALARY: $52,800.00



Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved rescue vehicle and providing appropriate rescue skills and basic emergency medical care to patients while on scene of incidents. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and removing persons from entrapment or entanglement of various situations.

The Rescue Technician:

  • Must operate both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration in urban, rural, water and wilderness environments.

  • Engages in extrication of victims from vehicles or confined spaces, structural collapse, and emergency medical procedures while wearing personal protective equipment weighing approximately fifty (70) pounds.

  • May spend extensive time outside exposed to the elements, such as wet, icy or muddy areas.

  • Is responsible for performing in accordance with established rescue techniques and emergency medical procedures but must exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating and extricating victims.

  • Is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious disease.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Possession of a valid Class B Driver's License

  • Valid NC Emergency Medical Technician EMT-Basic (or NREMT)

  • Certified NC Firefighter Level 2

  • Certified NC Technical Rescuer

  • Certified NC Technical Rescuer - Vehicle Rescue

  • Certified NC Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD)

  • All Non-NC certifications must have NCOSFM reciprocity.

  • Completion of NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, & 800

  • Considerable knowledge of rescue technician procedures and techniques 

  • Successful completion of a physical per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 (Annually)

  • Annual Completion of JPAT (physical agility test)

  • Successful completion of Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. Probationary Academy


  • Starting Annual Salary: $52,848.39

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • 401k matching up to 5% after one (1) year of employment.

  • Paid Time Off

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability

100% Employer Paid:

  • Accident/Sickness Insurance 

  • Life Insurance 

Pender EMS and Fire Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.  Pender EMS and Fire Inc., does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, gender identity, genetic expression, and genetic information or military status.

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