NORTHSHORE FIRE DEPARTMENT
7220 NE 181st Street
KENMORE, WASHINGTON 98028
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Updated: September 21, 2021
Classification: Firefighter/EMT (entry and lateral)
Northshore Fire Department is currently building a list of applicant profiles (includes both entry-level and lateral applicants) from NTN for a February 2022 start date. The Department anticipates filling up to four Firefighter positions. In order to be considered for this round of hiring, testing must be completed before 9AM PST, October 11, 2021.
A valid CPAT (accepted from either NTN or PST) that has been completed within the last 12 months is required. The Department does not require the candidate PHQ.
PLEASE READ: Northshore Fire Department Board of Commissioners are currently exploring the option of implementing a contract for services with another agency starting in 2022. Should this occur, the two fire districts may combine 2021 hiring processes at that time and top candidates from both lists will be considered for the new agency for a targeted hired date of February 2022..
DID YOU KNOW? Northshore Fire participates in NTN’s fee waiver program to help our applicants with a financial need afford testing fees. To find out more and to apply, visit NTN’s FAQ page on their website (see question 27): https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/faqs.cfm
Salary Information: $6,257.64/month (2021 rate, 70% of top firefighter pay)
Benefit Information: Northshore Fire Department pays 100% of the premiums for employee medical, dental and vision insurance and 93% of insurance premiums for dependents. The Department's robust benefits also include an employer paid VEBA Healthcare Reimbursement Account, vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, educational incentive pay, longevity pay, disability and group life insurance.
Department Information: The Northshore Fire Department provides emergency services to the communities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park with a population of approximately 35,000. Interim Fire Chief Greg Ahearn leads the department of 51 employees operating from two fully staffed fire stations with shift personnel working a four platoon schedule. The Department not only responds to fire, EMS and rescue emergencies but also provides a full range of non-emergency services including Fire Marshal/fire prevention, public education, and professional training. All Northshore firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and 12 are Technical Rescue Technicians (TRT). Each shift has a minimum of three TRT firefighters for 24/7 coverage for the District.
Minimum Staffing: Station 51: Battalion Chief, Lieutenant, 5 Firefighters Station 57: Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters
The Northshore Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Age: 18 years or older
US Citizen: or Eligible to work in the United States
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Must possess a current, valid Washington State driver’s license upon employment and maintain insurability requirements with the Department’s liability insurance carrier.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Physical and Medical Requirements: Ability to meet the medical and physical requirements as specified in the Washington State Administrative Code, WAC 296 305, Safety Standards for Firefighters and WAC 296-842, Respirators.
Washington State EMT Certification: Must achieve within six months of hire and maintain certified status as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Special Requirements: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, psychological examination, medical examination and drug screen test.
Job Description: This position's primarily duties includes controlling, extinguishing and preventing fires and maintaining firefighting equipment, apparatus and quarters. Work also involves responding to and dealing with man-made and natural disasters that pose a threat to public safety. Firefighters are responsible to protect life and property through firefighting activities, first aid and fire equipment operations.
The ideal candidate will be a leader, able to use his or her interpersonal skills to show initiative, inspire and motivate others; be adaptable, dependable, and accountable in everyday work and interactions; possess excellent problem solving skills, strong communication skills, and demonstrate a high level of customer service. The successful candidate will demonstrate positive, consistent behavior, maintain complete response readiness at all times, and support the safety of one another in a team.
When in recruit status, firefighters are expected to successfully complete a comprehensive accredited firefighter training academy leading to certification as a Washington State Certified “Fire Fighter I”. Firefighters are expected to perform the full range of fire suppression, safety and prevention duties on an in-service training basis and to learn journey level skills in all areas of work assigned.