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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by WFCA:  Finance & Human Resources Manager. Annual salary is $60,000-$85,000 DOQ, plus excellent benefits. Click here for complete details. Apply by October 28, 2019 (first review, open until filled). WFCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 9/17)

FOR SALE by Skykomish Fire Department:  2000 Ford E450 Road Rescue Ambulance; $16,000 or best offer.


  • VIN 1FDXE45F3YHA27321
  • Diesel Engine 7.3 liter Power Stroke
  • 84,000 miles
  • Like new condition Stryker Cot EZ Pro R4 and other equipment may be included

For additional information or pictures contact Chief James Knisley kcfd50@gmail.com or call 425.210.7800.

(Updated 9/9; originally posted 4/26)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Lynden Fire Department:  Assistant Fire Chief. Annual salary is $99,246-$129,494 with excellent benefits. Click here for complete details. First consideration given to applications received by September 30, 2019. Application materials may be obtained at www.lyndenwa.org/employment/

(Posted 9/9)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by South County Fire:  Fire Chief (Snohomish County, Washington). Annual salary: $183,000 - $228,000. South County Fire is a Regional Fire Authority that provides fire and emergency medical services to a population of over 250,000 in unincorporated areas of southwestern Snohomish County and the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. Created by voters in August 2017 as a merger of Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the City of Lynnwood Fire Department, South County Fire (SCF) is governed by a board of seven elected commissioners. SCF provides full-time staffing at 14 fire stations and all of SCF’s over 270 firefighters are certified as either emergency medical technicians or paramedics. In an average year, SCF responds to nearly 30,000 calls, with over 85 percent of those calls being for emergency medical aid. South County Fire operates on a 2019 budget of $66,997,728 with 316 total FTEs.

Under the Board of Fire Commissioners and supervising all organizational personnel, the Fire Chief administers and directs all activities of the Regional Fire Authority, ensuring that all operations and programs are efficiently and effectively carried out. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field, and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible fire service chief officer experience in a comparable-sized department is required. Applicants should have advanced fire service or management training such as NFA Executive Fire Officer Program; CFOD is highly desirable. A master’s degree in Business or Public Administration is preferred, along with experience working through consolidations or mergers.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206.368.0050. South County Fire is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 29, 2019 (open until filled).

(Posted 8/20)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by West Pierce Fire & Rescue:  West Pierce Fire & Rescue is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic. We anticipate hiring up to 15 positions in 2020. The 2019 monthly base salary for Probationary 1 Firefighter is $5,310 (additional salary depending on qualifications).

All recruits will be required to successfully complete 5-week EMS Academy, 13-week Recruit Academy, Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials certifications. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is not required at time of application.

All candidates without Paramedic certification will attend EMT certification training during the 5-week EMS Academy. Candidates with fire service experience may be considered for lateral employment. Candidates with Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by December 31, 2019 may be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic.

For more information regarding the position and West Pierce Fire & Rescue, click here. You must apply online at www.westpierce.org. Application period closes Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm (PDT).

(Posted 8/14)

FOR SALE by Spokane 9:  Surplus 1995 Freightliner Commercial Pumper w/ Pierce Body, Allison MD3060 Automatic Transmission, 8.3 Cummins Diesel Engine w/ Turbocharger, 750 gallon water tank, 1,250 gpm single stage, Waterous midship pump (model CSYCX), Sigtronic 5-place Intercom System w/ 4 headsets, Redi-Line 12v to 110 Converter, 28' Duo Safety 2-section ladder, 14' Duo Safety roof ladder, 8' Duo Safety folding ladder, Hannay hose reel w/ 200' of 1" hose, 2 – 6" x 10' hard suction, Ziamatic SCBA brackets, SCBA seats (officer, 3 rear), VIN: 1FV6JLCBXSL683188, Mileage: 27,848, Hours: 1,934, Minimum Bid: $30,000.00.

Click here for Instructions to Buyers, photos, and Offer Sheet. Apparatus may be inspected by prospective buyers; appointments for inspection are to be made with Support Services by calling 509.483.3108 between 8:00-5:00, Monday-Friday. Offers for the surplus equipment will be received by Fire Chief Jack Cates, who can be reached at jcates@scfd9.org or 509.466.4602 x9901.

(Posted 4/2)

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 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)