Uniforms & Equipment

Provided at no cost to the employee, North Myrtle Beach Fire Department will provide all basic uniform and equipment needs including:

  • Uniforms for Daily wear
  • Footwear
  • Class A Dress Uniform
  • 2 Sets of Firefighter Bunker Gear
  • Issued Portable Radio
  • Other items that are need for an employee to be effective in their job performance



Salary levels are competitive and based on the results of periodic salary surveys. A performance evaluation shall be completed annually once the employee completes the required probationary period and becomes a full-time employee. Pay increases will be awarded as provided by the Pay for Performance Matrix published annually in the City budget.

Pay Scale as of July 2022

  • Firefighter/EMT: $ 41,000 to $ 66,000
  • Firefighter 1st Class: $44,000 to $70,000
  • Fire Engineer: $46,500 to $73,500
  • Fire Lieutenant: $51,500 to $78,000


Vacation & Holiday Leave

City employees earn 11 paid holidays (8 hour) per year. The vacation year runs from January 1 to December 31. Vacation is earned from the date your employment starts, but may not be taken during the first six-months of service. Vacation time earned is based upon years of service with the City of North Myrtle Beach.

Firefighters working a 24/48 hour schedule accrue annual leave in the following manner:

Years of Continuous Employment, Annual Leave Accrued Per Year

  • 0 to 5 Years Of Service: 112 hours
  • 5 to 10 Years Of Service: 168 hours
  • 10 or More Years Of Service: 224 hours

Sick Leave

Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 112 hours per year for Firefighters on shift schedule.


Flexible Benefits Plan

  • Employer provided group dental insurance
  • Employer provided group health insurance
  • Employer provided group life insurance
  • Optional dependent life insurance
  • Optional life insurance
  • Optional supplemental insurance policies (i.e. short-term disability, life, cancer, accident long term disability, and critical illness, etc.)
  • Wellness program

Military Leave

Public Safety members who are military reservists may receive up to 15 days of military leave per year with pay.


Firefighters participate in the South Carolina Police Officers Retirement System. The City and the officer contribute funds monthly to this program. You may view the program at South Carolina Police Officer Retirement System.

Additional Benefits

  • 457K/Deferred Compensation Plans available
  • Credit Union
  • Extra Assignment Pay
  • Job related training program / opportunities
  • Longevity pay program
  • Paid Overtime
  • Take home vehicle program
  • Tuition Reimbursement program

Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

The City of North Myrtle Beach is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer who is committed to recruit, hire, promote or transfer employees without regard to:

  • Age
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Political affiliation
  • Race
  • Receipt of public assistance
  • Religion
  • Sex

Except that no person shall be employed who advocates or belongs to a group which advocates the violent overthrow of our government.