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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Whatcom 1:  Assistant Fire Chief. Whatcom County Fire District 1 is seeking an experienced Fire Service leader as Assistant Fire Chief. WC Fire District #1 provides fire protection and basic life support emergency medical services (EMS) to an area of approximately 75 square miles within the District’s boundaries. The District provides service to the Cities of Everson, Nooksack, Deming and the Nooksack Indian Tribe. The Fire District has four paid positions: Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief (new), and two Captains. Critical to accomplishing their mission is 25 volunteer Fire Fighters. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief is responsible for the operational quality and state of operational readiness for the District.

This position provides and conducts a variety of management, technical support and administrative duties in overseeing day-to-day operations and scheduling. A member of the District management team, the Assistant Fire Chief oversees the training and maintenance divisions and may represent the district in the absence of the Fire Chief. Compensation: $81,474-$99,032, DOQ with excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: The full job description, qualifications and application materials may be obtained by visiting Whatcom 1 website. First consideration given to applications received by 2/28/19. WC Fire District #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 2/1)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Key Peninsula Fire Department:  Fire Chief. Salary: $145,023 - $152,699. For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, please call 206.368.0050.

Located in the northwestern corner of Pierce County in western Washington, Key Peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides in the south basin of Puget Sound. The Key Peninsula Fire Department is a combination department consisting of both career and volunteer firefighters, providing first-tier fire protection services and emergency medical transport services to the unincorporated communities on the peninsula. The department has a service area of approximately 65 square miles, serving a population of approximately 22,000, and is staffed by 27 firefighters, including a Division Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief, and roughly 25 volunteer firefighters. The district has a 2018 operating budget of approximately $6.8 million. Reporting to the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Fire Chief provides guidance and direction in the overall management and administration of the department.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or a closely related field is strongly desired. A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible fire service command experience, including full-time supervisory experience, with 5 years at Battalion Chief rank or higher is required. (Please see complete position profile for additional requirements.)

The Key Peninsula Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: December 16, 2018 (open until filled).

(Posted 11/8)

DONATION by West Thurston Fire Authority:  West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (Olympia WA) is donating a 1995 Ford Braun/NorthStar Ambulance to a non-profit fire/emergency service organization for purposes of service delivery. The ambulance runs and has 162,938 miles and is donated “AS IS” without warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied. Click here for photos. Please email your interest to russ.kaleiwahea@westthurstonfire.org.

(Posted 11/7)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Skagit 13:  Volunteer Resident Firefighter.

Job Duties:

Resident Firefighters are responsible for routine and emergency response, maintenance, housekeeping, training, public education and fire prevention. This program requires residents to live at the fire station. Residents are required to work a 1 on 3 off 24 hour shift rotation. Resident Volunteer Firefighters are Volunteer (no wages or rights of contract). Volunteer Resident Firefighters will receive a $312 per 24-hour shift and a stipend (depending on current IFSAC cert) when not a resident.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age upon appointment.
  • High School graduate (or equivalent).
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the function of a Firefighter/EMT.
  • IFSAC Firefighter 1/HazMat Operations within one year.
  • National Registry EMT (preferred)/ or within one year.
  • Agree to 1 year minimum commitment.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations of the Fire District.
  • Be Alcohol and Drug Free at all times while on Fire District Property.

Application Process:

  • Application can be obtained at Skagit County Fire District 13: 17433 Snee Oosh Road, La Conner, Washington 98257.
  • Completed application with letter of interest for the Volunteer Resident Firefighter position shall be submitted to the above address or by request from royhorn@cnw.com.
  • Current members should submit letter of interest only.

If you have any questions please contact Chief Roy Horn at 360.466.1224 or by email at royhorn@cnw.com. Fire District 13 of Skagit County, Washington is a rural community of 8,011 full time residents located between Mount Vernon and Anacortes, Washington, and is close to hiking trails, crabbing, and water sports. Skagit County Fire District 13 was established in 1958 as an all-volunteer organization. Today, Firefighter/EMTs work shifts to cover the 71 square miles of the fire district. Working alongside each day is a Resident Volunteer. The duty crew is supplemented daily by volunteers, both in the station and responding from home. The District responded to over 3,000 calls in 2016.

The Fire District will supply the Resident Volunteer with living quarters while on duty consisting of a private bedroom in a single-story home to be shared with other on duty members. The purpose of the Resident Volunteer program is two-fold.
1. To provide continuous 24/7 emergency responders on duty to respond to calls for service in Skagit County Fire District 13 and to assist our mutual aid partners as needed.
2. To train the Resident Volunteers in all aspects of emergency services to give them an improved chance of securing full time employment in the fire or EMS fields.

(Posted 10/9)