Chelan County Fire District 1

Chelan Fire & Rescue

Douglas County Fire District 2


Position Announcement


Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician

Chelan County Fire District 1, Chelan Fire and Rescue, and Douglas County Fire District 2 will be establishing an eligibility list for the purpose of hiring Career Staff Firefighter/EMT positions.

Application packets are available at the Administration Offices, electronically or by calling:

Chelan County Fire District 1 – 509-662-4734

Chelan Fire & Rescue – 509-682-4476 or

Douglas County Fire District 2 – 509-884-6671 or


Firefighter Application Packet Rev 09.06.2016

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the employment application forms; however, resumes may be submitted in addition to the employment application.

A complete application packet must be received at one of the participating Fire District Administration Offices no later than 1700 hours on September 30, 2016 for consideration.

Position Description:

Firefighter/EMT work includes responding to and dealing with emergency situations, natural conditions that pose a threat to life and property, and incidents of service to the citizens. Employees in this position are responsible for the protection of life and property through firefighting activities, emergency medical services, fire inspection activities, public education and other like duties. They perform a full range of emergency work under adverse and strenuous physical conditions. Firefighter/EMTs have a high risk of exposure to hazardous conditions, toxic chemicals and infectious diseases encountered during firefighting or emergency medical incidents. Firefighter/EMTs perform duties in the following areas: emergency firefighting operations (structural, wild land, vehicles), emergency medical operations, special rescue operations, company level fire & life safety building inspections, other fire prevention programs, public education, public relations, maintenance of apparatus, equipment and facilities, testing of fire hydrants, hose, ladders, pumps, instructing fire service and medical aid training session and other duties as directed by the Fire Chief.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years old at time of employment
  • Graduation from a high school, GED or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Must currently reside or work in Chelan or Douglas County
  • Must be able to pass the Fire District’s written test, physical agility test, background check, and medical evaluation/drug screen
  • Firefighter I & II, Emergency Medical Technician, Hazmat Awareness/Operations and EVIP certification required within one (1) year of employment
  • For Chelan Fire & Rescue: Must possess a valid WA State EMT-B certification by hire date and pass the rescue swim test as outlined in the application packet

Selection Process:

September 1st – Job Announcement Posted Application Period Opens

September 30th – Application Period Closing (1700 hours)

October 1st-15th – Application Review Period

October 21st – Written Exam

October 24th-28th – Panel Interviews

November 3rd-4th – Physical Agility Testing

November 7th-8th – Chelan Fire & Rescue Swim Test

November 10th-18th – Chief Interviews

November 21st-23rd – Conditional Employment Offers

December Medical Evaluations/Drug Screens/Uniform and PPE Fittings

January 2017 – Firefighter Recruit Training Begins