Hiring and Recruitment (Wilson Fire/Rescue Services)

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Leading the Way Through Quality Recruitment


 Fire Recruiter

Sarah O’Briant

Sarah B. O’Briant started her career as a firefighter in January 2007. She attended the fire academy after being hired and completed her Emergency Medical Technician afterwards. She has served on several committees in our department such as interviewing new employees, SOP, and several others. Sarah now oversees our Hiring and Recruiting. If you would like to join our team or have any questions about our hiring process you can contact Sarah O’Briant at 252-399-2883 or


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Qualifications for Firefighter

Applicants must have possession of any diploma or certification equivalent to graduation from high school. Applicants must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License (Class B within one year of employment); must possess current EMT Certification within one year or as classes are offered; must possess the NC Hazardous Materials Technician Level Certification with one year or as classes are offered; must possess the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the State of North Carolina at date of hire or upon completion of WF/RS Recruit Academy.

For more information, contact the City of Wilson Human Resources Department at 252-399-2246.


Training for Firefighter

The Fire Resource Development and Safety Bureau (Training) provides essential training for all department personnel. Areas include:

  • Fire Prevention and Public Education
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Fire Fighting Strategies and Tactics
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Officer Development
  • Rescue Techniques


Fire & Rescue Academy

Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator

Wilson Technical Community College Fire & Rescue Cadet Academy is an (18) week program that allows a cadet upon completion to become certified in Firefighter I & II and OSHA Hazardous-Material Technician. The program operates in strict accordance with regulations mandated by the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina Fire/Rescue Commission.

The Fire and Rescue Academy is scheduled twice each year. All classes are held at the Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Training Center, 800 North Pine Street, Wilson, N. C. Classes are scheduled 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.