Employment

EAST PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE is a combination department employing approximately 125 Firefighters, 15 Volunteers, 5 Command Staff Officers, and 12 support staff. 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.

FIREFIGHTING CAREER POSITIONS

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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 Driver's License
  • 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 (CPAT), physician's exam, suitability test, and background check    
  • ability to successfully complete a probationary period
                                     

Interested in a firefighting career with us?

Thank you for your interest in our Department. If you would like to be added to our Firefighter email contact list, please email Tanya Lynch at tlynch@eastpiercefire.org

                                      


                                     


Volunteer Opportunities

For information about volunteering please visit our volunteer page.

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