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Firefighter Employment Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are not required at the time of application, but are required before a candidate can be hired.

  • Age Requirement:  Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Educational Requirement: Candidates must have a high school diploma or have passed an equivalency test (GED).
  • License:  Candidates must possess a valid Washington driver's license.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • EMT Certification: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is not required at the time of application.  Candidates must possess or be eligible for a valid Washington State EMT certification at the time of hire.  The Department offers enrollment in an EMT course to a limited number of candidates.  (See: EMT Requirement)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Meet or exceed established standards throughout the Testing Process (written and oral exams)
  • Meet or exceed established standards throughout the Pre-Employment Screening process.

APPLICANT QUESTIONS

Questions about the Testing Process, including questions regarding the application process, test dates and veteran's preference should be directed to the Personnel Department Fire Exams Unit via email to Colleen.Lafferty@seattle.gov or by phone at 206-615-0581.  For Pre-Employment Screening questions, please email SFD.Recruitment@seattle.gov.

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Last Modified:   May 21, 2013

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