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2013 Firefighter Applicant Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When will I receive my Admittance Slip for Oral Board #2?
A. Admittance Slips have been sent to all candidates. Candidates who have not received their results should contact the Personnel Department at: Colleen.Lafferty@Seattle.gov no later than March 6.
Candidates who passed Oral Board #1 are being scheduled for an Oral Board #2 appointment. Those oral board interviews will take place March 10 – 19, 2014.
Q: How can I turn in my DD-214 for veteran's preference points?
A: Candidates who passed Oral Board #1 should bring their documentation for veterans scoring criteria (DD-214 showing honorable discharge) to their Oral Board #2 exam appointment.
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: 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: March 05, 2014