Congratualtions to Samantha Peterman and Taylor Rains in obtaining their Emergency Medical Technician certification.
Samantha Peterman Taylor Rains ____________________________________________
Chelan Fire & Rescue
Chelan County Fire District 1
Douglas County Fire District 2
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician
Chelan Fire and Rescue, Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District 2 will be establishing an eligibility list for the purpose of hiring Career Staff Firefighter/EMT positions. Application packets are available at the following Fire District Administrative Offices, electronically or by calling:
Chelan Fire & Rescue 509-682-4476
Chelan County Fire District 1 509-662-4734 www.chelancountyfire.com
Douglas County Fire District 2 509-884-6671 www.douglasfire2.org
APPLICATION (click here)
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the employment application forms; however, resumes may be submitted in addition to the employment application.
A complete application packet must be received at one of the participating Fire District Administration Offices no later than 1700 hours on
September 30, 2016 for consideration.
Firefighter/EMT work includes responding to and dealing with emergency situations, natural conditions that pose a threat to life and property, and incidents of service to the citizens. Employees in this position are responsible for the protection of life and property through firefighting activities, emergency medical services, fire inspection activities, public education and other like duties. They perform a full range of emergency work under adverse and strenuous physical conditions. Firefighter/EMTs have a high risk of exposure to hazardous conditions, toxic chemicals and infectious diseases encountered during firefighting or emergency medical incidents. Firefighter/EMTs perform duties in the following areas: emergency firefighting operations (structural, wild land, vehicles), emergency medical operations, special rescue operations, company level fire & life safety building inspections, other fire prevention programs, public education, public relations, maintenance of apparatus, equipment and facilities, testing of fire hydrants, hose, ladders, pumps, instructing fire service and medical aid training session and other duties as directed by the Fire Chief.
- 18 years old at time of employment
- Graduation from a high school, GED or equivalent.
- Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
- Must currently reside or work in Chelan or Douglas County.
- Must be able to pass the Fire District’s written test, physical agility test, background check, and medical evaluation/drug screen.
- Firefighter I & II, Emergency Medical Technician, Hazmat Awareness/Operations and EVIP certification required within one (1) year of employment.
- For Chelan Fire & Rescue: Must possess a valid WA State EMT-B certification by hire date and pass the rescue swim test as outlined in the application packet.
September 1st Job Announcement Posted Application Period Opens
September 30th Application Period Closing (1700 hours)
October 1st-15th Application Review Period
October 21st Written Exam
October 24th-28th Panel Interviews
November 3rd-4th Physical Agility Testing
November 7th-8th Chelan Fire & Rescue Swim Test
November 10th-18th Chief Interviews
November 21st-23rd Conditional Employment Offers
December Medical Evaluations/Drug Screens/Uniform and PPE Fittings
January 2017 Firefighter Recruit Training Begins
08-17-2016: With the arrival this week of the most dangerous fire weather of the year, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is expanding the statewide burn ban effective noon today, Aug. 17 to prohibit all campfires on DNR-protected lands through Sept. 30, 2016.
“After a relatively mild summer, we are entering a period of critical fire weather on both sides of the Cascades,” said Goldmark. “The greatest fire danger right now comes from carelessness. It’s essential that people understand the risks involved and do not spark any fires.”
Goldmark sees special wildfire risk over the coming days throughout the state, as high-pressure weather patterns will keep away the marine moisture that normally limits the spread of wildfire. The ability of Washington’s forests and grasslands to resist wildfire remains weakened after last year’s record drought.
The statewide burn ban applies to state forests, state parks and forestlands protected by DNR firefighters. It prohibits all outdoor burning, including campfires in fire pits and the use of charcoal briquettes. Liquid gas or propane camp stoves that do not use solid briquettes and have on/off controls are permitted.
The statewide ban does not include federally-owned lands such as national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges or other areas administered by federal agencies.
This fire season to date, there have been 527 fires on 3,372 acres. By comparison, at this point in 2015, there had been 803 fires burning 319,551 acres. In 2014 by this date, there were 590 fires burning 190,742 acres.
In 2015, a record drought, low snowpack and weeks of hot, dry weather brought Washington’s worst-ever wildfire season, burning more than a million acres across the state.
“Our fire crews have been effective so far this season in keeping fires small and getting them out quickly,” said Goldmark. “I ask all Washingtonians to give them a hand by being careful and responsible when working or playing on our iconic landscapes.”
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
This is a link to the latest fire regulations that take effect 09-19-2016.
You let Sparky go into the big city alone, you just never know who he might end up hanging out with at the game....