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NWFR ENTRY LEVEL FIREFIGHTER POSITION

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Entry Level Firefighter.  The ideal candidate will have a valid CPAT, Firefighter 1, valid EMT-B (WA state or NREMT), WA state driver’s license and be 21 years of age.

Salary starts at $4493/month (0-6 months) and adjusts to $5015/month (7-12 months) for the first year of service.  **The District and Union are currently in contract negotiations.

Public Safety Testing will conduct the initial testing of our candidates, please visit their website at www.publicsafetytesting.com to complete you application online and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you.    Please contact Kelly Freeman in Human Resources at 360-318-9933 for further questions.    Testing must be completed by Tuesday October 22nd, 2019. 

Position Announcement

Firefighter Job Description

 

Interested in becoming a volunteer with NWFRS?

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Becoming a volunteer is a huge commitment, both in time and energy.  But the rewards are great too – hands-on training, community involvement and station camaraderie are only a few of those rewards.

Volunteer Firefighter

Volunteer firefighters perform fire suppression and other related emergency services to help fellow citizens in times of need. Some of those tasks require heavy lifting, crawling through tight spaces and moving quickly in heavy protective clothing and gear.

People in this position work alongside the staff firefighters performing daily duties at the stations and responding to emergency calls for service. You must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Recruitment for volunteer /firefighter/EMT is done yearly.

Volunteer FF Job Description

Minimum Requirements

  • 21 Years Old
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) Firefighter 1 certified
  • Current Washington State EMT certification (Emergency Medical Technician) or National Registry
  • Current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification
  • Haz-Mat Operations
  • Current EVIP (Emergency Vehicle Incident Program)

Tender Support

People in this role support the operations of the department by driving and operating a water tender in training and to and from fire scenes.

People in this role support the operations of the department driving and operating a water tender in training and to and from fire scenes. Recruitment for tender support is done yearly.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 Years Old
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

Rehab Support

Rehabilitation is a part of the district’s health and safety program, as a proper incident rehab program can help reduce adverse events to the health of the firefighters operating the scene.

Firefighter rehabilitation is the process of providing rest, rehydration, nourishment and medical evaluation to members who are involved in extended or extreme incident scene operations. The goal of rehab is to allow responders return to a state of readiness to operate safely.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 Years Old
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Current First Aid / CPR / AED

If you possess the minimum qualifications and decide you would like to continue on the path of becoming a volunteer firefighter, tender operator or rehab support 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.

    • Application
    • Background Check
    • Ride a Long
    • Physical Ability Test (PAT) or state recognized Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) (firefighter only)
    • Oral Board Interview
    • Driver’s Abstract
    • Drug Screening
    • Medical Physical Exam

If you MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, tender operator or rehab support,  please fill out the volunteer interest form below.