Beaufort County School District
Position Title:  PUBLIC SAFETY/FIRE FIGHTER TEACHER - Career & Technology Education (CATE) (Bluffton High School)
•             Associate’s degree or higher preferred from regionally accredited college/university in a CATE fire fighter-related discipline;
•             Must be licensed to teach Public Safety/Fire Fighter Education course or be eligible for South Carolina certification in Public Safety/Fire Fighter I;
•             Must hold a current instructor certification from the South Carolina Fire Academy;
•             Must have a minimum of four years work experience in the Fire Fighting industry;
•             Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license.
Job Description:
•             Responsible for facilitating student learning, using data to plan, organize and set goals; and maintain safe and orderly environment;
•             Responsible for teaching to the South Carolina Fire Academy Standards to include Firefighter Safety and Health, Personal Protective Equipment, Ropes, Webbing, Structural Search, Ground Ladders, Water Supply, Fire Hose Methods, and Fire Control;
•             Responsible for facilitating career planning opportunities in the Fire Protection occupations for students;
•             Responsible for assisting students to obtain initial industry certifications in CPR, First Aide, and qualifications under the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

•             Meet the needs of all learners;
•             Develop and compile student lesson plans, records and reports;
•             Establish and maintain working relationships with students, teachers, parents, and administrators;
•             Communicate effectively in written and oral form;
•             Maintain safe learning environment;
•             Utilize various forms of media & technology;
•             Complete other duties as assigned.
Other Information:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms, and stand actively for extended periods of time. The employee must frequently walk, use hands and fingers to key date, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; talk and hear; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus. The Beaufort County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Reports To:  High School Principal
Days:  10 month/190 Days


SC Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Today members of the BTFD attended the South Carolina Firefighters Association's annual SC Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. This service is to remember all of the firefighters in our state that have died in the Line of Duty throughout the years. Unfortunately, this year we added two names to the wall. Firefighter Kellen Andrew Fleming of the Westview-Fairforest Fire Department and Lt John Morgan Burns of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. RIP Brothers, we'll take it from here.


Accident on May River Rd.
0215-People-FirefighterAt approximately 8:45 p.m. the Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on May River Road near Buck Island Road. The first engine company on scene reported a two vehicle head-on collision with two people entrapped. It took crews approximately 30 minutes to extricate both drivers. Two patients were transported by air ambulance to a local trauma center and two patients were transported by ground to a local hospital. The accident is being investigated by Bluffton Police Department. May River Road was closed for the duration of the incident.


Garbage Truck Catches Fire

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A garbage truck caught fire in a Bluffton neighborhood Monday morning, according to a Bluffton Township Fire District spokesman.

Firefighters were called to Pine Ridge Drive around 9 a.m. after the cab of a Waste Management garbage truck caught fire, spokesman Randy Hunter said. Firefighters arrived to find the truck's cab engulfed in flames.

Hunter said firefighters quickly got the fire under control and stayed on scene to help with the cleanup. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Hunter said.