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If you are interested in joining our team as a firefighter, this is the place to look. If you are age 14-21 and interested in a future career as a firefighter, check out our Fire Explorer program. If you are looking for an administrative position, those opportunities are advertised on the city employment page.

Our employees drive the success of the Bellevue Fire Department. Passionate, enthusiastic, engaged individuals driven to provide outstanding customer service create a culture of excellence. We're committed to recruiting a diverse workforce to serve a diverse community.


Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician

Apply through the National Testing Network. Candidates must pass a written exam and a candidate physical ability test (CPAT). CPAT scores are accepted from the National Testing Network, Public Safety Testing or any accredited CPAT provider. A variety of test dates and locations are available.  

Minimum Job Requirements

  • 18 years old at time of application
  • U.S. citizen or lawful, permanent resident
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Valid driver’s license (Washington driver's license required at time of hire )
  • Ability to read and speak English

Further information is available the National Testing Network.