Ongoing and open recruitment for Volunteer (Part-Paid) EMS / Firefighters
Letter to Applicants from Fire Chief Mark Correira
Download application or pick one up at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway.
Complete the application and deliver it to Snoqualmie Fire Station, fax it to 425-888-1513, or send it via email to email@example.com.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, live within a ten-minute drive of the City of Snoqualmie, and have a clean background and safe driving history.
The Snoqualmie Fire Department will host periodic testing througout the year when vacancies need to be filled. Applicants will be contacted to be informed of testing dates and other details about interviews, written general knowledge exams, and physical ability tests.
Successful applicants will be moved into a fire department orientation program and, in early 2017, will be tested by the King County EMT Academy. Candidates successfully completing all of the steps will begin comprehensive emergency medical technician (EMT) training in February 2017. Once certified, new members will complete a rigorous and comprehensive six-month fire department EMT recruit training program. Interested members may then choose to move on to firefighter recruit training.
The Snoqualmie Fire Department is a high-performance, full-service fire department that provides emergency medical services (EMS), fire, rescue, fire prevention, and public education to the residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of Snoqualmie.
The City relies heavily on the use of part-paid volunteers to accomplish this goal. Part-paid volunteers work closely with the career staff, filling the third or fourth EMS or firefighter position on emergency responses, or public education and community events. Part-paid volunteers are required to fill a minimum number of evening shifts in the fire station, community events, emergency-callback, and Wednesday night training drills. These requirements are very rigorous, stringent, and at the same time very rewarding.
The Snoqualmie Fire Department has an open recruitment process for area citizens who are interested in joining the department. The department will also advertise for recruitment on an as-needed basis.
To be considered for an appointment, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
- live within a ten minute driving time to the Snoqualmie Fire Station, and
- be 21 years of age, and
- have a clean background to include a safe driving history.