Firefighter – Richland, Washington

Salary: $5,350.21 – $6,946.51 Monthly

The Richland Fire & Emergency Services department maintains an ongoing and merged certification list for Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic positions. We are continuously accepting applications for the position and will hold oral board processes on an as needed basis, multiple times throughout the year.

Under the general supervision of a Fire Captain or designee, performs skilled emergency and non-emergency tasks in the area of fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness and emergency medical services for the protection of life and property for municipalities, airports and private industry.

Minimum Qualifications:
In order to be eligible to participate in the City’s application screening process, applicants should first complete the initial testing (written exam and CPAT) with Public Safety Testing (PST). Scores from the PST eligibility list with the City of Richland are good for one (1) year from the date of PST testing.

High school diploma or equivalent.
Completion of initial written and physical agility exams as outlined by the City of Richland’s protocols.
Valid driver’s license upon hire date.
Eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of testing.
Valid Washington State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced EMT (AEMT) within six (6) months of successfully completing Fire Academy.
Certified to wear a respirator at SCBA level.
IFSAC Firefighter I and II.
IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations are required within the first year of employment based on the schedule outlined in the department training and development/JATC program.
Wildland Firefighter II certification within one (1) year of hire date.
Washington State Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention (EVIP) certification within two (2) years of hire date and prior to driving fire department vehicles in the ’emergency’ mode.


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