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Hiring Lateral Firefighters/EMT's Anytime

What is a Lateral Firefighter/EMT?

A lateral firefighter/EMT is someone who is already structural/wildland firefighter trained and has a current EMT Certificate. If you are not trained as a structural or wildland firefighter but have your EMT still apply as a Firefighter/EMT to be considered for the fire academy. 

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Just have finished EMT school and passed the National Registry Test

  2. Current EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic Certification

  3. Completed a fire academy or IFSAC FF1, or NWCG Wildland FF 2

  4. ​Must be 18 years of age at appointment and eligible to work in the United States

  5. Possess a High School Diploma or GED

  6. Have and maintain an insurable driving record with no more than two traffic violations

  7. Clear criminal history for crimes against people, drugs, and firearms, etc.

  8. Must be and maintain physical fitness for duty and be capable of preforming any required firefighting, rescue and emergency medical activities

  9. Successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background check

  10. Live within a reasonable response time to district boundaries and/or stations.

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