If you are interested in joining our team as a firefighter, you're in the right place.
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.
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.
Lateral Entry Firefighter
The department intends to conduct a Lateral Entry Firefighter Academy beginning in September 2022. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 consecutive months’ full-time, paid career structural firefighter work experience (within the past 24 months). To learn about other requirements and apply: Job Opportunity Link
NOTE: All required information must be submitted and received by 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2022.
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
- COVID-19 Vaccinated
Further information is available the National Testing Network.