Chelan County Fire District 1
Chelan Fire & Rescue
Douglas County Fire District 2
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 www.chelan7.com
Douglas County Fire District 2 – 509-884-6671 or www.douglasfire2.org
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.
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.
- 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
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