Annual Report

This report provides a general overview of our operations, performance and various programs associated with the services we provide to the residents and guests of our fire district. read more

The Responder

The newest edition of The Responder, the North Whatcom Fire & Rescue district newsletter, is now available. read more

CPR Classes

NWFR is offering CPR/AED classes once a month, free of charge to the community read more

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Now Accepting Applications for Entry Level Firefighter!

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue is accepting applications for entry level firefighter. Positions will be filled in July, 2018.  Testing is to be completed by June 1st, 2018. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue employment applications will be filled out upon request after the initial interview has been completed.

The written exam and CPAT are being conducted by

Position Announcement


Firefighter Job Description

Starting pay during the academy is $4,201.64 per month (recruit firefighter). Entry level firefighter starting pay is $4,689.40 per month.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Public Safety Testing (PST) conducts the initial testing of our candidates. CPAT must be obtained by PST. Please visit their website at and you will be able to complete your application online and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you. If you have any questions, please call toll free 1.866.HIRE-911.