#OR WILDFIRE: Founders Day Fire in Crater Lake National Park

Photo Credit: Greg Funderburk, NPS

Photo Credit: Greg Funderburk, NPS

FIRE LOCATION

  • Timber Crater
  • Crater Lake National Park
Photo Credit:  Greg Funderburk, NPS

Photo Credit: Greg Funderburk, NPS

FIRE SUMMARY

  • Start 8/25/14 1530 hours
  • Lightning Caused
  • 188 acres
  • 0% containment
  • Estimated containment is geared for 10/1/2014
  • 9 personnel
  • Active Fire spread over full perimeter
  • Being managed achieve natural resource benefit objectives
Photo Credit: April Deming, NPS

Photo Credit: April Deming, NPS

INCIDENT COOPERATOR

  • Fremont-Winema National Forest
Photo Credit: April Deming, NPS

Photo Credit: April Deming, NPS

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OR WILDFIRE: Onion Mountain Fire

FIRE LOCATION

  • 15 mi W of Grants Pass, OR

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Start Saturday 9/13/14 1030 hours approximately

STATUS

  • 2,949 acres
  • 2% contained

EVACUATIONS

  • Pickett Creek, Shan Creek, Riverbanks Road, and Taylor Creek Road areas remain in effect.
  • Road and Campground closures are in place for public and firefighter safety.

CLOSURES

Boundary Closures

  • Sam Brown Campground and Sam Brown Horse Camp located on Forest Road 2512 and Briggs Camp Campground and Myers Camp Campground located on Forest Road 2500.
  • .35S, R.8W, Sections 13, 20, 25, and 35 ; T.36S, R.8W, Section 1; T.36S, R7W, Sections 6, 5, and 4 and bound by Forest Roads 2706, 2509, and 2500.

Road Closures

  • Forest Road #2500 (and all associated spur roads to the road centerline left) from the Forest Boundary at mile post 2.0 to junction with Forest Road #2509 at mile post 21.11.
  • Forest Road #2509 (and all associated spur roads to road centerline right) from junction with Forest Road #2500 at mile post 8.15 to junction with Forest Road #2706
  • Forest Road #2706 (and all associated spur roads to road centerline right) from the junction with the Forest boundary at mile post 1.25 to junction with Forest Road #2509 at mile post 6.27

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • OR IMT #1
  • ODF
  • Rural/Metro

 

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CA WILDFIRE: Happy Camp Complex Fire

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One of many faces behind hundreds of firefighters on the fireground. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

FIRE LOCATION

  • Happy Camp, California

ABOUT HAPPY CAMP, CA

  • 1,190 residents as of the 2010 census
  • Located on SR 96
  • 70 mi W of I-5
  • 100 mi NE of Willow Creek
  • 40 mi away from O’Brien, OR
  • Sits on the Klamath River
  • Received its name from the earlier years from miners’ days of Prosperity
  • It is on the List of “Unusual Place Names”

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This is what Fire Suppression looks like. Notice the terrain showing how this is not an easy task. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

FIRE SUMMARY

  • Lightning caused
  • 113,158 acres
  • 60% contained
  • Complex has merged into the Man Fire
  • $80M Cost-to-Date
  • 8 structures damaged or destroyed
  • CA IMT 4 taking Command 9/17/14 0600 hours

Lines lay across steep terrain. This is what Firefighters deal with. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

Lines lay across steep terrain. This is what Firefighters deal with. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

FIRE STATUS

  • Moderate winds tested existing fire lines
  • No spotting or spread outside of containment lines
  • Crews patrolling and cleaning potential hazardous rollout debris on Scott River Rd
  • Task Force from Happy Camp Complex staged & ready for redeployment if any new fires start

EVACUATIONS

  • Mandatory Evacuations still in Effect
  • Scott River Rd between MP 25 & Bridge Flat

The Faces of Fire Managers at a Briefing.  They are driven by many factors and you can clearly see their passion for Firefighting. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

The Faces of Fire Managers at a Briefing. They are driven by many factors and you can clearly see their passion for Firefighting. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

COMMUNITY MEETING

  • CA IMT 4 to Host Community Meeting
  • Karuk Tribe Senior Nutrition Center
  • 64101 2nd Avenue
  • 9/17/14  at 1900 hours

RESOURCES

  • 1381 Personnel
  •     31 Crews
  •     12 Helos
  •     41 Engines
  •     12 Dozers
  •     30 Water Tenders

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • American Red Cross
  • Karuk Tribe
  • Siskiyou County Public Works
  • CAL Fire
  • City of Happy Camp
  • Happy Camp Fire Department
  • Happy Camp Water Board
  • Siskiyou Co Sheriffs Office

PHONE NUMBERS

  • Fire Info Line  – 530-468-1510

Every day, firefighters from all over the map join by protecting Lives and Property.  That’s who they are and that’s what they are made of.  They do it because they call it their “dream” job and have a passion for firefighting.  It is what they love and drives them in this profession.

We wanted to do a #Shoutout to ALL Firefighters both in Wildland and Urban.  Thank you for your service, dedication and tireless efforts!  There are so many that appreciate the hard work you all are doing and we can’t thank you enough.

Please know that we are thinking of you all, as you are on the front lines fighting many difficult fires.  We got your backs!  Keep up the great work.

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CA WILDFIRE: Boles Fire – Siskiyou County

FIRE LOCATION

  • City of Weed
  • Boles Creek

FIRE SUMMARY

  • Started 9/15/14 1338 hours
  • 20% contained
  • 375 acres

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE

  • 100 homes damaged or destroyed

EVACUATIONS

  • Community of Angel Valley
  • Residents on Hoy Rd

SHELTER LOCATION

  • County Fairgrounds in Yreka, CA

CLOSURES

  • Hwy 97 in Weed area

RESOURCES

  • 1068 personnel
  • 108 Engines
  •   20 Fire crews
  •     7 Helos
  •   28 Dozers
  •     9 Water Tenders
  •     4 IMT

INJURIES

  • (3)

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • California Highway Patrol
  • CAL Trans
  • Pacific Power & Light
  • Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office
  • Weed City PD
  • Yreka PD
  • Mt Shasta PD
  • CA Dept of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • CA National Guard
  • CA Conservation Corps
  • CAL OES
  • Red Cross
  • United Way

ABOUT WEED, CA

  • 1901 City established
  • 1900’s to late 1980’s thrived as logging industry
  • Today, it is host to Mt Shasta Brewing Company
  • 2010 Census showed Population at 2,967 residents
  • 10 miles W-NE of Mt Shasta
  • Funny City Motto: “Weed like to welcome you”
  • Received it’s name from sawmill founder Abner Weed
  • 1940’s sawmill was the world’s biggest sawmill
  • On Sept 15 2014, the current forest forest caused mandatory evacuations
  • The fire burned several outbuildings, including portions of the sawmill
  • City is located 49 miles S of the Oregona-California border
  • Is located off of I-5
  • Next town to the North is Yreka
  • Closest cities with pops over 50k is Redding, CA and Medford, OR

REWARD

  • $10,000 for Info leading to the cause of the Fire
  • Call #1-800-468-4408

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CA WILDFIRE: Silverado Fire – Cleveland National Forest

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Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

FIRE LOCATION

  • Silverado Canyon
  • 30500 block off of Silverado Canyon Rd
  • South of Corona

FIRE SUMMARY

  • Started 9/12/14 1040 hours
  • Accidental Caused
  • 968 acres
  • 93% contained
  • Estimated containment on 9/23/14 0000 hours
  • 1 Injury
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CLOSURES

  • Soft Closure on Santiago Canyon Rd
  • Soft Closure on Silverado Canyon Rd
  • Both Lifted as of 2000 Monday on 9/15/14
  • Trabuko Ranger Dist still closed in and around fire

RESOURCES

  • 577 personnel
  •   13 handcrews
  •     6 dozers
  •   25 engines
  •     7 water tenders
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Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • California Dept of Forestry & Fire Protection
  • California Highway Patrol
  • California Office of Emergency Services
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Irvine Regional Park
  • Orange Co Fire Authority
  • Orange Co Sheriffs Office
  • Southern California Edison

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CA WILDFIRE: King Fire Located in El Dorado National Forest

FIRE LOCATION

  • In the Canyons of the South Fork American River Canyon & Silver Creek Canyon
  • NE of the Community of Pollock Pines
  • El Dorado National Forest
  • Off of King of the Mountain Rd
  • El Dorado County, California
  • East of Pollock Pines

FIRE STATUS 

  • Steep Terrain.
  • 8600 acres burned.
  • Cause unknown.
  • 5% containment.
  • Fire traveling E/NE & NW.
  • Rapid rate of spread.

THREATS

  • 500 homes.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS 

  • Eastside of Forebay Rd from King of the Mtn to Pony Express Trail.
  • All roads N or Pony Express Trail from Forebay Rd E from Boullion Bend.
  • White Meadows Rd
  • Spring Valley Rd

VOLUNTARY EVACUATION ADVISORIES 

  •  Entire community of Swansbro
  • N of the South Fork of the American River between the American River between Brushy Creek & Rock Creek.
  • E side of Sly Park Rd between Hwy 50 & Park Crk Rd
  • Extending East to Fresh Pond.
  • W of Forebay Rd from Blair Rd to Pony Express Trail.
  • Badger Hill Rd.
  • Marmot Rd.
  • Lucky Mine Rd.
  • Old Blair Mill Rd.
  • Apple Crk Ct.
  • Applemont Ranch
  • Chickaree Ln.
  • Longs Crk
  • Quick Silver Rd.
  • Quick Silver Ct.
  • Baltimore Rd.

SHELTER LOCATION

  • *NEW* Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino, CA 95709.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Forebay Road at Blair Rd & Forebay Rd at Pony Express Trail.
  • White Meadows Rd is closed at Ice House Rd.

RESOURCES

  • 1477 Personnel
  •   137 Engines
  •    35 Fire Crews
  •      6 Helos
  •    36 Dozers
  •    25 Water Tenders

INJURIES

  • 1

COOPERATING AGENCIES

  • CAL FIRE
  • USFS
  • EDSO
  • CHP
  • Red Cross
  • Cal OES
  • El Dorado County Animal Control
  • Sacramento Regional Type 3 IMT
  • El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Sierra Pacific Industries

PHONE NUMBERS

  • 530-647-5218  CAL Fire Public Info Line
  • 530-642-7263  El Dorado County OEM
  • 530-621-5795  El Dorado Animal Shelter Services

We are thinking of those who fight fires on the front lines, wishing you safety and most of all that persistence of fire suppression from ground and air quickly. Thank you for your service, dedication and your tireless efforts.

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Drug Recall of Heparin Injections by Hospira due to Particulate Matter

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-615-0187

Media:
224-212-2357

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept. 11, 2014 – LAKE FOREST, Ill., – Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL), in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL, NDC 0409-7620-03 Lot 41-046-JT with expiration date of 01NOV 2015. This action is due to one confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. The foreign particle was confirmed by Hospira as human hair, sealed between the tube and the film at the round seal of the unused Administrative Port on the non-print side of the container.

In the unlikely event that the particulate breaks and pieces are able to pass through the intravenous catheter, injected particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low-level allergic response. Capillaries which may be as small as the size of a red blood cell, approximately seven microns in diameter, may become occluded. Patients with preexisting condition of trauma or other medical condition that adversely affects the microvascular blood supply are at an increased risk.

Heparin Sodium Injection in 0.9% Sodium Chloride at a concentration of 2 units/mL is indicated as an anticoagulant to maintain catheter patency. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot. The root cause has not been determined and is under investigation.

The affected lot was distributed nationwide between June 2014 and August 2014 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.

Anyone with an existing inventory should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. In addition, customers should inform potential users of this product in their organizations of this notification. Hospira will be notifying its direct distributors/customers via a recall letter and will arrange for impacted product to be returned to Stericycle. For additional assistance, call Stericycle at 1-855-201-4337 between the hours of 8am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday.

For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the information provided below.

Hospira Contact Contact Information Areas of Support
Hospira Global Complaint Management 1-800-441-4100 (8am-5pm CT, M-F)(ProductComplaintsPP@hospira.com) To report adverse events or product complaints
Hospira Medical Communications 1-800-615-0187 or medcom@hospira.com
(Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)
Medical inquiries

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Hospira
Hospira, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has approximately 17,000 employees. Learn more at www.hospira.comdisclaimer icon.

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New Drug Approved by the FDA that Helps with Weightloss

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.

The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obesity) or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater (overweight) who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol (dyslipidemia).

BMI, which measures body fat based on an individual’s weight and height, is used to define the obesity and overweight categories. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese.

“Obesity continues to be a major public health concern,” said Jean-Marc Guettier, M.D., director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “When used as directed in combination with a healthy lifestyle that includes a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, Contrave provides another treatment option for chronic weight management for people who are obese or are overweight and have at least one weight-related health condition.”

Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation. Naltrexone is approved to treat alcohol and opioid dependence.  Bupropion is approved to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder and as an aid to smoking cessation treatment.

The effectiveness of Contrave was evaluated in multiple clinical trials that included approximately 4,500 obese and overweight patients with and without significant weight-related conditions treated for one year. All patients received lifestyle modification that consisted of a reduced- calorie diet and regular physical activity.

Results from a clinical trial that enrolled patients without diabetes showed that patients had an average weight loss of 4.1 percent over treatment with placebo (inactive pill) at one year. In this trial, 42 percent of patients treated with Contrave lost at least 5 percent of their body weight compared with 17 percent of patients treated with placebo. Results from another clinical trial that enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes showed that patients had an average weight loss of 2 percent over treatment with placebo at one year. In this trial, 36 percent of patients treated with Contrave lost at least 5 percent of their body weight compared with 18 percent of patients treated with placebo.

Patients using Contrave at the maintenance dose should be evaluated after 12 weeks to determine if the treatment is working. If a patient has not lost at least 5 percent of baseline body weight, Contrave should be discontinued, as it is unlikely that the patient will achieve and sustain clinically meaningful weight loss with continued treatment.

Because it contains bupropion, Contrave has a boxed warning to alert health care professionals and patients to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors associated with antidepressant drugs. The warning also notes that serious neuropsychiatric events have been reported in patients taking bupropion for smoking cessation.

Contrave can cause seizures and must not be used in patients who have seizure disorders. The risk of seizure is dose-related. Contrave should be discontinued and not restarted in patients who experience a seizure while being treated with Contrave.

Contrave can also raise blood pressure and heart rate and must not be used in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. The clinical significance of the increases in blood pressure and heart rate observed with Contrave treatment is unclear, especially for patients with heart-related and cerebrovascular (blood vessel dysfunction impacting the brain) disease, since patients with a history of heart attack or stroke in the previous six months, life-threatening arrhythmias, or congestive heart failure were excluded from the clinical trials. Blood pressure and pulse should be measured prior to starting the drug and should be monitored at regular intervals, particularly among patients with controlled high blood pressure prior to treatment.

Other products containing bupropion should not be taken along with Contrave. The drug should not be used in patients who have eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia nervosa). Contrave should also not be taken by patients who are using opioids or treatments for opioid dependence, or who are experiencing acute opiate withdrawal. Patients undergoing an abrupt discontinuation of alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and antiepileptic drugs should not take Contrave.  Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should not take Contrave.

The most common adverse reactions reported with Contrave include nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, and diarrhea.

The FDA is requiring the following post-marketing requirements:

  • a cardiovascular outcomes trial to assess the cardiovascular risk associated with Contrave use;
  • two efficacy, safety, and clinical pharmacology studies in pediatric patients (one in patients 12 to 17 years of age, and one in patients 7 to 11 years of age);
  • a nonclinical (animal) juvenile toxicity study with a particular focus on growth and development as well as behavior, learning, and memory;
  • a study to evaluate the effect of Contrave on cardiac conduction;
  • clinical trials to evaluate dosing in patients with hepatic or renal impairment;
  • a clinical trial to evaluate the potential for interactions between Contrave and other drugs.

Contrave is distributed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois for Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. of La Jolla, California.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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Rescues in Oregon

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BEAVERTON, Ore. – Firefighters with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said they rescued five people Friday afternoon from a fire at an apartment complex.

According to TVF&R, one of those people was a woman who was trapped by smoke in her third-floor apartment at Southwest Farmington Road and 139th Avenue.

Firefighters said the woman called 911 at about 3:40 p.m. as her apartment filled with smoke. While still on the line, she opened a window to let in fresh air. Firefighters couldn’t get to her through the apartment because of the smoke and flames, so they used a ladder to reach her third-floor unit.

Firefighters also used a ladder to rescue four more people trapped on the third floor. Everyone else got out of the apartment complex.

Firefighters also saved two dogs and several reptiles.

The five people who were rescued were treated at the scene.

Firefighters said the…

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Redmond [WA] Fire: Looking to Hire 3 Firefighters ** Closes 9/20 **

REDMOND FIRE DEPARTMENT
8450 161ST AVE NE
REDMOND, WASHINGTON 98052

http://www.redmond.gov

CLOSES 9/20/14

Classification: Firefighter [3 positions]

This Position is currently open. Interviews will be scheduled the week of September 29, 2014.

The City of Redmond is recruiting and hiring for Fire Fighter. The department currently has 3 vacancies and is building an eligibility list for these positions and future openings. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid NTN CPAT.

The closing date has been set for September 20, 2014All testing must be scheduled and completed by that date.

The City of Redmond requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggest completing the PHQ as soon as possible to not cause any delays in consideration by the department.

The City of Redmond will NOT accept CPAT results from other agencies. You MUST have a current CPAT from National Testing Network to be considered for employment.

Salary Information:

$5,079 to $6,952 per month (2012 rates)

Benefit Information:

*Medical, Dental, Vision
*Social Security Replacement Program and Deferred Compensation
*Vacation, holidays, sick leave and shared leave
*Sick Leave Bonus (annual bonus, 25% of unused sick leave)
*Life Insurance, Survivor Life, Long Term Disability and AD&D
*Tuition Reimbursement
*Longevity

City of Redmond Values

Integrity – We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent values.
Accountability – We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.
Commitment to Service – We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Department Information:

The City of Redmond Fire Department has 157 dedicated employees providing fire and life safety services to the City of Redmond and Fire District 34. The Department operates on a 48/96 schedule (two days on and four days off) performing: Fire Suppression, Inspections, Fire safety education, rescue, paramedic services, and emergency medical response and transportation to area hospitals. All Fire Fighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) or as Paramedics.

Department Philosophy:

The Department strives for excellence and seeks to constantly provide the best possible service to the citizens of Redmond. Redmond Fire recognizes the importance of its members, supporting safety, personal value, compassion, and empowerment. Becoming a member of the Redmond Fire Department is a commitment to the team and to the citizens of Redmond.

City Information:

The City of Redmond is located just 15 minutes east of Seattle. The Redmond Fire Department provides emergency response services throughout the City of Redmond and to King County Fire District 34. Service is provided to approximately 55,000 City residents and 20,000 District residents. The daytime population is greater than 110,000 people due to employee populations at successful companies like Microsoft and Nintendo. The community offers its residents a high quality life, good schools, a healthy economic base, a parks system that provides a variety of recreational opportunities, diverse offerings for shopping and dining, safe neighborhoods, and an emphasis on protection of the natural environment.

Job Requirements:

Age: 18
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver’s License: Yes (any valid driver’s license)

Selection Process:

  • Application:

The City of Redmond tests for Fire Fighter on an ongoing basis and establishes eligibility lists as needed. Applicants test in accordance with schedules established by National Testing Network; those who meet the above criteria will be considered by the City of Redmond for additional testing.

  • Written and Physical Ability Test:  Applicants must pass the CPAT and achieve 70 percent or higher on FireTEAM to qualify for employment. (Weighted 40 percent)

The City of Redmond will NOT accept CPAT results from other agencies. You MUST have a current CPAT from National Testing Network to be considered for employment.

  • Interview:  The top 50 applicants from this list will be contacted for further testing; consisting of an interview with a passing score of 70%. (Weighted 60 percent).
  • Special Qualifications:  Firefighters operate motor vehicles and will be required to present a valid driver’s license with any necessary endorsements.  Driving records of applicants will be checked.  Applicants will be disqualified under the following circumstances.
  • Eligibility List:  Applicants who pass the CPAT, and who receive a qualifying score on the FireTEAM and interview, will be placed on a civil service eligibility list certified for six months. Candidates being considered for hire must successfully pass an interview with the Chief, a background check, medical examination and psychological evaluation.
  • Violations: More than two moving traffic violations within the preceding three years; or reckless driving violation within the preceding five years; or driving while intoxicated within the preceding five years.
  • Accidents: More than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding three years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of “guilty” or “nolo contendre.”
  • Veteran’s Preference:  Applicants requesting Veteran’s Preference Points will be required to present a DD-214 at the time of interview.

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS.  Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date on the website calendar.  A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions.  For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922.  For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

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