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2013 Firefighter Applicant Information
POSTED: FIREFIGHTER REGISTER - April 15, 2014
Employment Packets were emailed to eligible candidates on April 16th and are due to the Fire Department by 4:00 P.M. on May 12th. Included in that email was a scheduling notice for a pre-employment exam session. CPAT vouchers were emailed on April 21st. If you are in the top 25% of the Firefighter Register and have not received these correspondences, please email SFD.Recruitment@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-1472.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When will I receive the results of my Oral Board Exam #2?
A. Results will be sent to candidates no later than May 1st.
Q: How can I turn in my DD-214 for veteran's preference points?
A: Candidates who participated in Oral Board #2 should submit their documentation for veterans scoring criteria (e.g., DD-214 showing honorable discharge) as soon as possible to: Colleen.Lafferty@seattle.gov or fax to (206)615-1439 (if faxing, please call (206)615-0581 in advance so we can confirm that your fax has arrived).
Q. Once the Firefighter register is posted (approximately May 1, 2014), what happens next?
A. The Fire Department will receive the names and contact information for the top 25% of the candidates on the register. Those candidates will be contacted by the Fire Department when the Department is ready to begin the pre-employment process. The dates for this process have not been set, however, candidates should anticipate that the department will immediately begin the pre-employment process for an anticipated August 2014 class.
Q. How many recruit classes will be hired from the Firefighter register posted approximately May 1, 2014?
A: That will be determined by the Department’s hiring needs during the life of the register. It is not known at this point in time.
Q. When is the next EMT class going to be offered by Seattle Fire
Q. Am I assured a spot in the EMT class? How do I get selected
for the EMT class?
Q. What would be the schedule for the EMT class?
Q. Should I get my EMT certification on my own?
Q: How many positions are typically filled?
A: 25-50 positions are typically filled by the Fire Department from each register. This will vary according to the Fire Department’s needs, which are continuously assessed throughout the year.
Q: Do I need to be a Washington State (or City of Seattle) resident
When do I have to have a Washington State Driver's License?
When do I have to have a Washington State EMT certification?
A: There is no residency requirement in order to apply for the position of Seattle Firefighter. Both the Washington State Driver's License and the Washington State EMT certification are required before a candidate can be hired (please see the "Requirements at the Time of Appointment" section in the Firefighter Job Bulletin).
Q: Who do I contact if I have a question?
A: All applicants should review the Firefighter Job Bulletin. If you have a question that is not answered in the Job Bulletin, you may contact the Seattle Personnel Department via email at Colleen.Lafferty@seattle.gov or by phone at (206) 615-0581. For Pre-Employment Screening questions, please email SFD.Recruitment@seattle.gov.
Last Modified: April 22, 2014