​What is a Lateral Firefighter
A lateral firefighter is someone who is already structural/wildland firefighter trained. 

No Experience: No Problem
Download and fill out the application. Turn in by October 1st. We only hire new firefighters once a year. Click here for more information.

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Completed a fire academy or IFSAC FF1
  2. ​Must be 18 years of age at appointment and eligible to work in the United States
  3. Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  4. Have and maintain an insurable driving record with no more than two traffic violations
  5. Clear criminal history for crimes against people, drugs, and firearms, etc.
  6. Must be and maintain physical fitness for duty and be capable of preforming any required firefighting, rescue and emergency medical activities
  7. Successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background check
  8. Live within a reasonable response time to district boundaries and/or stations.
  9. Pass a written exam

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