Northshore Fire Sees Move-Up

KENMORE (King County), Washington — A new member with the Northshore Fire Department was promoted to Lieutenant, and earlier this month, he completed his probationary period.

Congratulations, LT Pritchett!

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Credit | NFD

Other Great Things Happening at this Agency

The Northshore FD, City of Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park are looking for a passionate and highly trained new Nemco Emergency Manager to join their team and be ready for the Kenmore and Lake Forest Park citizens.

The position is located in Lake Forest Park’s Police Department (King County), Washington.

The salary is $82,254.96 – $101,916 per year.

This position is out of the Police Department.

No closing date is known.

If you have any questions please contact Lee Aalund at 206-957-2806 or 

Apply today! Good Luck!

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FIREFIGHTER JOBS | April 22, 2015, Wednesday


  • Lead Firefighter [BLS].  US Army/Army Training and Doctrine Command.  Fort Rucker.


  • Wildland Firefighter.  Rural/Metro.  Mesa.
  • Student Trainee. [Rangeland Fire]  Bureau of Land Managment.  Wickenburg.


  • Sleeper Program Firefighter. Dunnigan Fire Protection District. Dunnigan.
  • Firefighter.  Santa Cruz FD. Santa Cruz.
  • Fire Captains, Engineers, EMTs and Paramedics.  Mesa Grande Fire Department.  Santa Ysabel.
  • Reserve Firefighter. Willow Oak FD. Woodland, CA.
  • Recruitment Coordinator.  California Fire Fighter JAC. Sacramento, CA.
  • Fire Protection Inspector.  National Park Service.  Yosemite National Park.
  • Deputy Fire Marshal.  University of California.  Los Angeles.
  • SCIS Firefighter.  Securitas.  Palmdale.
  • Lead Forestry Tech [Fire].  US Forest Service. Yosemite National Park.
  • Fire Chief.  City of Palm Springs.
  • EMT/Paramedic/Firefighter.  City and County of San Francisco.
  • Fire Chief.  City of Redding.
  • Fire Investigator.  Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Santa Ana.,in1,gw&from=indeed
  • Paramedic/Firefighter II.  CALFire.


  • Wildland Firefighter [Range/Forestry Aid/Technician].  National Park Service.  Mesa Verde.


  • Forest Ranger [Wildland Firefighter].  People First/State of Florida.
  • Firefighter/EMT I.  Boynton Beach Fire Rescue.  Boynton Beach.


  • Wildland Firefighter.  AAA Forestry.  Weiser.


  • Entry-Level Firefighter.  City of Urbana.


  • Firefighter/EMT.  City of Dodge City.


  • Firefighter [Hazmat Ops].  National Park Service.  Highlands.


  • Assistant Fire Chief.  Sutherlin FD.
  • Social Services Assistant.   US Forest Service.  Glide.


  • Firefighter.  Dept of Veteran’s Affairs.  Hot Springs.



  • Firefighter/EMT.  Texas Municipal League.  Odessa.
  • Fire Cadet.  City of Odessa.
  • Firefighter.  Texas Municipal League.  Luling.


  • Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/PM.  Park City Fire District.  Park City.


  • Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT.  City of Burlington.



  • Entry-Level Firefighter. Bellingham FD. Bellingham.
  • Installation Specialist [Firefighter].  Red Services. Bellevue.
  • Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic. Richland Fire and Emergency Services Department.  Richland.
  • Paramedic/Firefighter – Entry & Lateral.  North Mason Regional Fire Authority. Belfair.
  • Forestry Aid [Fire Dispatch].  USFS. East Wenatchee.
  • Fire Chief.  East Pierce Fire & Rescue. Bonney Lake.


  • Fire Truck Inspector.  American Test Center. Madison, WI.


Updated 4/22/15 1810 PDT

NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK: Firefighter/Paramedic Career Opportunity with Oregon Fire Department





The City of Bend Fire Department will only accept FireTEAM Video Test results that are administered and certified by National Testing Network (NTN) for Firefighter Paramedic.   Valid test results are required for the December 5, 2014 closing date.   If your FireTEAM or CPAT test results are set to expire before the December 5, 2014, you must retest.

The closing date for testing with NTN is December 5, 2014. Interested/eligible candidates are strongly encouraged to complete the FireTEAM and CPAT testing at their earliest convenience.

 Job Description

City of Bend Fire Department firefighter/paramedics are expected to perform and execute a wide range of emergency medical, firefighting, hazmat, and rescue duties. In addition, firefighter/paramedics regularly participate in vehicle maintenance, facility maintenance, multidiscipline training, fire prevention, public education, and a multitude of other assigned duties. Candidates are strongly encouraged to read the firefighter/paramedic job description which can be found through the link above.

Salary, Benefits, and Conditions of Employment

The monthly salary (including 9.5% paramedic incentive) for an entry-level Step 1 firefighter/paramedic is $4,889.17

The monthly salary (including 9.5% paramedic incentive) for an entry-level Step 4 firefighter/paramedic is $5,663.34. Entry-level Step 4 firefighter/paramedic pay is given to lateral transfer firefighter/paramedics with three (3) consecutive years of experience as a full-time, career firefighter/paramedic with an emergency service agency whose primary responsibility is fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, public education, and fire prevention.

Benefit package includes: paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, group medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and Oregon State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 939 represents entry-level firefighter/paramedic positions.

 Point of contact for the City of Bend Fire Department

Doug Green, Fire Engineer & Training Assistant.  1212 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702.

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: Lawfully work in US

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid OREGON State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

College:  No

Academy Certification:  No

Prior Experience:  No

Medical:  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments NFPA 1582.

Necessary Certifications:

At time of application with the City of Bend Fire Department, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Two forms of identification indicating legal ability to live/work in the United States.
  • Eighteen years of age.
  • Possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED).
  • Current, active Oregon State EMT – Paramedic license issued by Oregon State Health Division (OHSD)
  • Provisional OHSD – EMT – Paramedic will not be accepted.
  • For more information and timelines to apply for Oregon State reciprocity, visit Oregon EMT Reciprocity.
  • Valid driver’s license; to include:

*Licensed for two (2) years.

*Insurable by the City of Bend’s insurance carrier.

In addition to application and testing with NTN as outlined above, all interested candidates must apply with the City of Bend using the City’s on-line application system NEOGOV . A cover letter and resume, which may be uploaded with your NEOGOV application, are also required. Candidates eligible for Veterans Preference must include a required City of Bend Veterans Preference Form and appropriate certification to receive Veterans’ Preference points. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. (PST) on Friday, December 5, 2014. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to 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.  For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.



2014 The NW Fire Blog

HOT JOB! City of Mukilteo Fire – Paramedic/Firefighter


2 Current Openings with potential for more
Pay Range for 2012: $5,374 – 6,601 (Current Contract in Mediation)

Return Application by: DECEMBER 31, 2013

Personnel: The Mukilteo Fire Department is staffed by 29.5 full-time career personnel, including 25 in IAFF Local 3482.

Fire Stations:
 Two operational stations staffed with full-time cross-staffing fire and EMS vehicles.

Fire Apparatus:
 3 engines, 2 EMS BLS, 1 EMS ALS, and 4 staff vehicles.

Services Provided:
 Fire Suppression, Advanced Life Support (ALS), EMS Basic Life Support (BLS), Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue responses, Life Safety Inspections, and Community Education Services to the community

Must possess current Washington State or National Registry EMP-P Paramedic Certification; IFSAC Firefighter 1 Certification, ACLS certified, PALS certified, and 12 consecutive months experience full-time during the past 36 months; 21 years of age; U.S. Citizen; Washington State Driver’s License within 30 days of hire; High School graduate or GED.

Applications are to be received by DECEMBER 31, 2013. Click here for complete application packet.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant’s skills, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on a Civil Service eligibility list.

Source: Daily Dispatch

2013 The NW Fire Blog

HOT JOB! Firefighter / Paramedic, Probationary – South King Fire & Rescue


South King Fire & Rescue
31617 1st Avenue S.
Federal Way, Washington 98003

Posted: 11/15/13

South King Fire & Rescue is currently recruiting for Probationary Firefighter/EMT.  FireTEAM test results must be completed by December 31, 2013.  Passing CPAT notices are due by no later than January 17, 2014 to advance on to the Chiefs Interview.

Following the closing date, South King Fire will contact applicants who are selected to participate in the hiring process. All hiring events will take place at South King Fire & Rescue Headquarters in Federal Way Washington.

Candidates who are selected to interview must be available during all of the scheduled hiring event dates that follow:

•    January 13 and 14, 2014 – Prescreen Interviews
•    January 16 and 17, 2014 – Oral Board Interviews
•    January 21 and 22, 2014 – Chief of Operations Interview
•    January 25, 2014 – Ride-Along with Crew Members
•    January 27, 2014 – Social Events with Crew Members

Tentative offers of employment will be extended by the end of January 2014. Employment offers will be contingent upon successful passing of a background check, medical and psychological examination and drivers abstract free of serious or frequent violations. The expected date of hire will be March 10, 2014.  Visit our website at for more details.  Good Luck to all applicants.

Salary Information:  $5,772.96 per month plus a full benefit package

Benefit Information:  Medical, Dental and Vision Plans for Employees and Dependents.  Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Plan, Washington State LEOFF 2 Pension Plan.  Short and Long Term Disability and MERP Plans through the Washington State Council of Firefighters (WSCFF) Sponsored Plans

Department Overview:  South King Fire & Rescue has provided Fire and Emergency services to King County residents since 1949.  The Department employs 129 full time Firefighters and Officers, 8 division head Fire Chiefs and 15 support staff members.  We take pride in our work and community, and strive to exceed customer expectations.

South King Fire & Rescue Firefighters are Union Represented under IAFF Local 2024.  The Department has 7 responding Fire Stations, a Training Station and a Prevention Division.

In addition to Fire and Emergency services, many Department members serve on one or more of the three Special Teams.  We have a Marine Team, a Technical Rescue Team and a Hazardous Materials Team. A number of Department members also serve on the federal FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team.

The combined efforts of our Fire Service Members serving in multiple capacities helps our public enjoy a safer community.

District Overview: South King Fire & Rescue proudly serves the communities of Federal Way and Des Moines Washington.  The District covers 41 square miles and services 150,000 citizens.  The Department responds to approximately 16,000 emergency calls per year.  South King Fire & Rescue is one of only three Departments in Washington State that hold a Class 2 Insurance Rating.

Portions of the District are located on Puget Sound waters, which are serviced by the Department’s Marine Team utilizing our newly refurbished Fire Boat.

Population:  150,000

Job Requirements: Must be age 21 or older, a U.S. citizen or lawfully able to work in the United States, a H.S. grad or a GED, a valid Washington State Driver’s License and  have the ability to read & speak English.

Vision will be tested during the Departmental medical exam.


To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. 

Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar.

For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922.

For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

Courtesy:  National Testing Network


2013 The NW Fire Blog

Career Opportunity: Paramedic Trainee – King Co Medic One

POSITION:  Paramedic Trainee (2 positions)

HIRING AGENCY:  King County Medic One Program (Seattle, WA)

REQUIREMENTS:  Basic Knowledge plus EMT Testing prior to 4/1/2013.  Out of State candidates, contact 866-HIRE911 for more info.  Contact:  Meaghan Rust-Matter, Public Safety Testing, 425-7776-9615.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  $15.19 per hour plus O/T ($50k/annual during training).  $28.51 per hour (2448 hours per year) upon certification (2010 CBA Rates).  Full Medical/Dental/Vision/LEOFF Retirement.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Apply online through Source.

SOURCE (Job Poster):

DATE POSTED:  2/20/2013.

CLOSING DATE:  See website for more details.

[Disclaimer:  Information regarding this job posting was received via the internet.  We cannot accept responsibility for any inconsistencies or inaccurate information.  We do attempt to verify the legitimacy of each job announcement prior to posting on this blog.  It is highly recommended that you verify the employer and the position listed prior to applying. – Ed. Note: King County Medic One program is highly regarded as both a training technical school and employer.]

Good Luck!

(c) 2013 The NW Fire Blog