Apply Now to Become a Seattle Firefighter
Entry-level Firefighter exam applications are now being accepted until October 1, 2013, at 4:00 PM.
Have you considered a career in firefighting? Seattle Firefighters respond to fire, rescue and medical emergencies. Firefighters participate in fire inspections, fire prevention, station maintenance, training activities and related work as required.
If you are interested in learning more about an exciting career as a Seattle Firefighter, follow the links below.
Fire Department Strategic Plan
In 2012, Seattle Fire developed a Strategic Plan which serves as a guide and road map for identifying priorities in order to continue delivering excellent fire, rescue, prevention and emergency medical services into the future. This five-year plan represents our commitment to good stewardship of the department resources funded by Seattle residents.
Please click on the links below to view the plan and a video message from Fire Chief Gregory Dean.
On January 1, 2013 new Washington state regulations go into effect requiring carbon (CO) monoxide alarms in all residential dwelling units. This applies even for dwellings that don’t have fireplaces or gas-fired appliances, because these are not the cause of the most severe incidents.
More information on carbon monoxide alarm requirements:
Fire Prevention Fee and Service Changes Take Effect January 1, 2013
The Seattle Fire Marshal's Office has a number of fee and service changes going into effect on January 1, 2013. They include:
Fire Station 34 Relocated
Fire Station 34 has been temporarily located to a temporary facility while Station 34 undergoes demolition and construction work as part of the Fire Facilities Levy Program.
Station 34's temporary location is: 3201 East Republican Street. Construction is expected to be less than 12 months.
Fire Station 9 Relocated
Fire Station 9 has been temporarily located to a temporary facility while Station 9 undergoes demolition and construction work as part of the Fire Facilities Levy Program.
Station 9's temporary location is: 3500 Interlake Avenue North. Construction is expected to last approximately 12 to 13 months.
Fire Facilities Levy Program
In 2003, the citizens of Seattle approved funding for the Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy. The main purpose of the Levy is to upgrade, renovate or replace 32 neighborhood fire stations. For more information and the latest updates on the Levy program, visit the Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy Program website.
Firefighter Career Overview
Have you ever considered a career as a Seattle Firefighter? Firefighting is very challenging and firefighters are trained to perform multiple activities other than just fighting fires. Firefighter duties can include building inspections, disaster response, emergency medical response, technical rescue, marine firefighting, hazardous materials mitigation and fire prevention. To learn more about a career as a Seattle Firefighter, explore the links below:
Fire Fact Sheets And Bulletins
The Seattle Fire Department has fact sheets and bulletins available which provide a variety of fire safety and prevention information for home owners and businesses.
Arson Alarm Hotline
If you see any suspicious activity, call 9-1-1 immediately or if you have any information regarding an arson fire, call the Arson Alarm Hotline at 1-800-55-ARSON.