EAST PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE is a combination department employing 108 Firefighters and approximately 20 Volunteers. Our mission is to have exceptional people providing compassionate service and rapid response to our community's diverse needs.

With urban, suburban, and rural areas, the calls within our district vary significantly, offering challenging and exciting opportunities. Training is a vital part of our industry, as firefighters are expected to perform incredible acts of service for others; and we take it very seriously as proven with our four special operations teams, including hazmat, technical rescue, water rescue, and wildland.

We are looking for people with high levels of integrity, respect, commitment, and accountability. Successful individuals are responsive, excel in a teamwork environment, and provide excellent customer service.

Currently Not Accepting Applications

We have been awarded a FEMA SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) Grant. This grant will allow us to add another nine (9) Firefighters for the purpose of improving staffing on three engine companies.

Details about this upcoming process will be posted soon. Continue to check back for updates!

We typically require firefighter applicants to be certified as an EMT-B or Paramedic in Washington State or National Registry by date of application. There may be additional requirements regarding years of experience depending on the needs of the department. Other requirements may include:     

·         a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of employment 

·         a high school diploma or equivalent

·         21 years of age by date of hire

·         ability to read, write, and speak the English language

·         legally authorized to work in the United States and provide documentation of such

·         ability to pass all pre-employment processes including a physical ability test, physician's exam, suitability test, and background check

·         ability to successfully complete a probationary period    

Interested in a career with us?

Thanks for your interest in our Department. If you would like to be added to our contact list please email Tanya Lynch, Human Resources, at tlynch@eastpiercefire.org and specify whether you would be an EMT-B or Paramedic.

Volunteer Opportunities

For information about volunteering please visit our volunteer page.

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