Interested in becoming a volunteer with NWFRS?
Becoming a volunteer is a huge commitment, both in time and energy. But the rewards are great too – hands-on training, community involvement, station camaraderie and if you’re looking to become a full-time firefighter, you can’t beat the experience.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here and fill out the volunteer interest form, submit by mail, email, fax or drop it by any NWFR or District 4 career station. Your interest form will be kept on file by the Training Division until a volunteer informational meeting has been scheduled (usually once a year in the spring).
- 21 Years Old
- Valid Washington State Driving
- High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
If after the informational meeting you decide you would like to continue on the path of becoming a volunteer firefighter, below is what the screening process will look like. Keep in mind that you must be successful in each category before continuing on to the next step. In addition, District 4 and 21 residents will be given priority over non-residents.
- Written Test
- Physical Ability Test (PAT) or state recognized Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
- Oral Board Interview
- Background Check
- Driver’s Abstract
- Drug Screening
- Medical Physical Exam
If successful you may be sponsored in part by the department to attend a Firefighter Recruit Academy and the following year an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. Between and following courses you will have the opportunity to pull shifts at one of the four career stations and participate in volunteer training every Monday night. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or if your would like more information, contact the district office at (360) 318-9933.
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