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FOR SALE by Skykomish Fire Department:  1993 Spartan Gladiator Darley Fire Engine with approximately 74,100 miles, 8,027 Hours, Automatic transmission, 1500 GPM Pump with 500 Gallon tank. VIN: RVXS7AT9D08TC009630. $5,000.00 OBO.

Any questions regarding the condition of the vehicle or inspection may be directed to James Knisley at 360.677.2686 Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Vehicle is located at 107 West Old Cascade Hwy, Skykomish, WA 98288.

King County FPD #50/Skykomish Fire Department will receive sealed bids until 3 pm on September 6th at PO Box 311/107 West Old Cascade Hwy, Skykomish, WA 98288. The envelope must be clearly marked “Engine Bid”. Bids will be opened at 4:00 pm on September 6th. Vehicle will be sold “as is, where is,” with no warranty expressed or implied. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bidders may inspect the vehicle prior to bidding. To inquire, make an appointment for inspection, or pick up, contact: James Knisley Chief, King County FPD #50, kcfd50@gmail.com, 360.677.2686, 360.677.2574 (fax).

(Posted 8/9)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by North County Regional Fire Authority:  

Application process:

Application materials may be obtained at www.northcountyfireems.com. Deadline to apply: September 6, 2018.

(Posted 8/8)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by West Pierce Fire & Rescue:   West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for entry level Firefighter/Paramedic and anticipates hiring up to four (4) positions to be filled in 2019. The 2018 monthly base salary for Probationary 1 Firefighter is $5,093. Paramedic certification is not required at time of application. Personnel assigned to serve in the paramedic program, who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive an additional 12.5 - 15% increase to the monthly base salary (based on assignment). Click here for complete position profile and details regarding WPFR.

Application process:

  • Candidates must apply online at www.westpierce.org/ or by visiting www.governmentjobs.com
  • The application period begins at 8:00 am (PDT) on Monday, August 6, 2018 and closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Candidates must pass the Comprehensive Examination Battery (CEB) written examination with a minimum of 70%. Examination dates are September 22 and 24, 2018
  • Questions? Please email employment@westpierce.org

(Posted 8/3)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by South Beach Regional Fire Authority (SBRFA):  South Beach Regional Fire Authority is seeking a FIRE CHIEF who is the Chief Executive Officer of the SBRFA, responsible to the five member Board of Commissioners for the effective and legal conduct of the authority. Management skills of the ideal candidate will include strong leadership, organizational, human resource-interpersonal, budget, and financial experience. The selected candidate will manage our current and expandable combination of 11 paid staff consisting of paramedics, EMTs, fire fighters, and office administrative assistants as well as volunteer fire fighters-EMT personnel. Our motto is “Better Together”. SBRFA budget for 2018 is $2.3 million and estimated 2019 budget is $2.4 million. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and friendly work environment.

The Regional Fire Authority service area is located at the southwestern edge of Grays Harbor County including a portion of North Pacific County in Washington State. The RFA was established October 1, 2017 by a vote of the citizens to combine 4 fire districts, the City of Westport Fire Department, and an ambulance service (South Beach Fire and EMS) to provide service to the City of Westport, Ocosta, rural Westport, Grayland, North Cove-Tokeland area. Our proud professionals provide around the clock 911 emergency services to over 6,000 residents which increase to 12,000 with tourist population during the summer, logging over 1,500 responding service calls annually. The diverse service area includes harbor/marina, industrial, commercial, residential, forest, and Pacific Ocean beaches/dunes within the 42 square mile service area.

Currently, the Authority maintains 4 fire stations in its response area. Westport Station 3-1 is staffed 24 hours/day with paid Paramedic-EMT level EMS fire fighters with volunteer-fire fighters support. Three other stations at Ocosta, Grayland, and North Cove-Tokeland have fire apparatus/vehicles and ambulances staged and are volunteer supported.

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You may also view and download this information on the SBRFA's website at www.sbrfa.org.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed SBRFA application to: SBRFA, PO Box 1195 (mailing) or hand deliver to 170 W Spokane St, Westport WA 98595. Please mark the envelope “Confidential-Application Enclosed”. This position is open until filled with a first review of applications received on or before 5 pm on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Direct any questions only to Diane, Administrative Assistant, phone 360.268.9832.

(Posted 7/5)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by San Juan Island Fire Department (Friday Harbor, WA):   Fire Chief. Salary: $100,000 - $130,000. Located in the northwest corner of Washington State, San Juan Island is just a scenic ferry ride away from the mainland. The San Juan Island Fire Department serves all of San Juan Island, along with Brown Island and Pearl Island.

The district operates 7 fire stations and employs 7 career staff, including the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, an Administrative Officer, a Captain, two Lieutenants, and one firefighter. Career staff work alongside 52 emergency responders, with an additional 25 individuals assisting with logistical support, public education and outreach. The district has a 2018 operating budget of approximately $2.241 million.

Reporting to the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Fire Chief is responsible for the quality and state of operational readiness of the district, and performs a variety of functions to include planning, organizing, directing fire suppression, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and managing personnel. This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalency, and a minimum of 10 years in the fire service, with a minimum of 5 years in the position of Battalion Chief or higher. (Please see complete position profile for additional requirements.)

For a complete position profile and to apply online, please visit the Prothman Company at www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, please call 206.368.0050. San Juan Island Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: August 5, 2018 (open until filled).

(Posted 7/5)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Whatcom 1:  District 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 www.wcfd1.org/asstfirechief-application

(Posted 5/18)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by City of Lynden:  The City of Lynden is seeking an experienced Fire Service leader as Fire Chief. The Lynden Fire Department (LFD) is a combination career/volunteer fire and emergency medical response service, and has served the Lynden community since 1910. The Department includes 15 FTEs and 12 volunteers who protect the City’s 6.5 square miles. It has a $2.3 million-dollar operating budget.

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Fire Chief provides oversight of all departmental functions including: personnel management, administration, fire inspection and investigation, health and safety awareness, and emergency services delivery and operations.


Minimum of seven (7) years responsible experience in the fire service with three (3) or more years of full-time administrative experience in an upper level position in a public safety agency.


Associate’s Degree or higher in Fire Science, Public Administration or a closely related field along with a number of certifications as outlined in the application materials.


$99,246 - $129,494, DOQ with excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: The full job description, qualifications and application materials may be obtained by visiting www.lyndenwa.org/employment/. City of Lynden is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

(Posted 5/10)