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Become a Firefighter
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Does the idea of bringing solutions to others problems, being respected for what you do and what you stand for excite you? If you answered yes, then firefighting may be your true calling and you have just begun the journey of a lifetime.
Applications must possess the following qualifications:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment.
Successfully pass the entry-level testing process, as determined by the Civil Service Commission.
Be a non-user of tobacco products.
Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Lawful Permanent Resident who can read and write the English language.
Be in good physical, mental, and emotional health as determined by licensed physicians designated by the City.
Be able to obtain a Washington State Emergency Medical Technician Certification within one year of hire.
Have no felony convictions.
Vision must be corrected to 20/20 or 20/100 uncorrected.
Testing for entry-level firefighter is conducted by the National Testing Network. You must start your application process through NTN. To apply visit the
National Testing Network website
To view our current Civil Service eligibility lists and for more information, you may visit
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