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Horry County Fire Rescue hires 24 new firefighters, EMTs

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Of the roughly 400 people who submitted applications to Horry County Fire and Rescue, 24 have been selected for firefighter and EMT positions.

Fifteen of the applicants will be filling new positions, and nine will fill existing vacancies, stated an HCFR representative in a Facebook post.

Twelve of the department's newest hires are certified as EMTs, eight are military veterans, 11 currently volunteer and 18 are local to the area. They are expected to start on October 7.

There are still 30 part-time positions to fill and another 14 new positions to fill in the spring of 2014. HCFR will also be conducting paramedic testing over the next two months to fill existing firefighter and medic vacancies.

For more information on training sessions, volunteer opportunities, and the department's hiring process, visit them online at:

http://www.horrycountyfirerescue.com/Home.aspx

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