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Fire and EMS

Department Affiliation

If you are interested in employment or becoming a volunteer member of our department, please review the four (4) types of affiliation that exist within our department.

Full-Time Classified Employee (FT)

Also known as career Firefighters / Paramedics. FT Employees of Fire and Emergency Medical Services are also classified employees of Clemson University as an agency of the State of South Carolina. All advertising of and applying for positions are performed through the Division of Human Resources located in the Administrative Support Building on Perimeter Road. (864) 656-2000. Position availability / posting may be checked at Current Position Vacancy Notice. All applications shall be forwarded and processed through the HR in accordance with the policies of Clemson University and the State of SC. All Full-time employees are cross-trained in fire fighting, EMS and hazardous materials as well as various areas of special rescue.

Student Employee (ST)

Fire and Emergency Medical Services has limited employment opportunities to work as a student firefighter each semester. Students currently enrolled Clemson University are eligible for student employee status. A student is defined as any individual who is enrolled in a degree program and regularly attends classes or other assigned academic duties during a semester, and whose assigned duties as a part-time employee of Clemson University do not regularly require more than 30 hours of work time per work week. Students are compensated according to a University approved student wage structure. Student employees may be assigned regular hours or work intermittently. Students are exempt from FICA and South Carolina Retirement System withholding.

Interested students should inquire by calling or visiting the Fire Station during normal business hours or via email at cufd-ems@clemson.edu.

Intermittent Employee (I-Vol)

Also known as paid-call or volunteer members. A member of the department other than FT or ST listed above. I-Vol personnel are compensated through the paid-call points system with distribution annually. The Volunteer points calendar runs from November through October. Participation is entirely at the discretion of the member, subject to the minimum participation and compensation policies of the department.

Interested students and community residents should inquire by calling or visiting the Fire Station during normal business hours or via email at cufd-ems@clemson.edu.

A Classified / Faculty or Staff employee of Clemson University can become a volunteer member without dual-employment conflict. These personnel are compensated through an approved Fire Service Award and paid through the University payroll office.

Intermittent Employee (I-PU)

Fire and Emergency Medical Services has limited employment opportunities for the specific purpose of staffing special events. These personnel are not regular members of the department, and are not normally otherwise affiliated with the University itself. If a Classified / Faculty-Staff employee of the University or State of SC wants to become an I-PU, dual employment will have to be requested and approved by the applicant's home department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and Office of Human Resources. Personnel are compensated hourly according to a University approved wage / reimbursement structure. I-PU personnel are normally staffed only during events that receive reimbursement to the department and/or at the discretion of the Fire Chief.

Interested students and community residents should inquire by calling or visiting the Fire Station during normal business hours or via email at cufd-ems@clemson.edu.

An individual may only occupy one of these categories at any given time, and may not transfer between categories as a matter of convenience or at-will.

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