If you are interested in joining our team as a firefighter, you're in the right place. Our firefighters are passionate, enthusiastic, engaged individuals, driven to provide outstanding customer service and support 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 (NTN). 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.
Update: As of August 25, 2023 we are currently accepting National Testing Network score submissions to build an eligibility list. There isn't a set date when scores will be pulled, but we will likely start another hiring process sometime in the next 90-120 days. Please do not call the office to ask about score submissions, as we are strictly building a list of interested candidates at this time.
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
- COVID-19 Vaccinated
Further information is available the National Testing Network.
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 general city employment page.