Entry-level Firefighter
Entry-level Firefighter Requirements and Timeline West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for entry-level Firefighter. The 2020 Probationary 1 Firefighter monthly base salary is $5,469. WPFR anticipates hiring up to 15 Firefighters. *Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is not required. All recruits will be required to successfully complete a 6-week Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy. Recruits without Paramedic certification will complete training and attain EMT certification during the EMS Academy. Candidates with Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by September 30, 2020 may be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Personnel assigned to serve in the District's paramedic program, who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive additional duty pay of 12.5% or 15% to the monthly base salary (based on assignment). Candidates with fire service experience may be considered for lateral employment. Requirements are service in a full-time, paid Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic position; with a municipal fire department, fire district, or fire authority with primary duties of fire suppression and emergency medical services. The 2020 lateral monthly base salary range is $6,573 to $7,099 (depending on duration of previous experience). All recruits will be required to successfully complete the 6-week EMS Academy and a 13-week Fire Academy; Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials certifications. General Requirements: At least 18 years of age High school diploma or equivalent Ability to read, write and speak English Ability to legally operate a vehicle in Washington State At time of hire, ability to provide documentation showing authorization to work in United States Candidates shall be tobacco free at time of appointment and throughout service Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of the following; WPFR will pay the costs associated with these conditions: Background investigation to include criminal history and driving record Medical examination and drug screening. Candidates will be marijuana free at time of appointment. While on-duty, employees shall not have in their system any substance, which may impai
Entry-level Firefighter Requirements and Timeline West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for entry-level Firefighter. The 2020 Probationary 1 Firefighter monthly base salary is $5,469. WPFR anticipates hiring up to 15 Firefighters. *Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is not required. All recruits will be required to successfully complete a 6-week Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy. Recruits without Paramedic certification will complete training and attain EMT certification during the EMS Academy. Candidates with Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by September 30, 2020 may be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Personnel assigned to serve in the District's paramedic program, who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive additional duty pay of 12.5% or 15% to the monthly base salary (based on assignment). Candidates with fire service experience may be considered for lateral employment. Requirements are service in a full-time, paid Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic position; with a municipal fire department, fire district, or fire authority with primary duties of fire suppression and emergency medical services. The 2020 lateral monthly base salary range is $6,573 to $7,099 (depending on duration of previous experience). All recruits will be required to successfully complete the 6-week EMS Academy and a 13-week Fire Academy; Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials certifications. General Requirements: At least 18 years of age High school diploma or equivalent Ability to read, write and speak English Ability to legally operate a vehicle in Washington State At time of hire, ability to provide documentation showing authorization to work in United States Candidates shall be tobacco free at time of appointment and throughout service Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of the following; WPFR will pay the costs associated with these conditions: Background investigation to include criminal history and driving record Medical examination and drug screening. Candidates will be marijuana free at time of appointment. While on-duty, employees shall not have in their system any substance, which may impai