CENTRAL WHIDBEY ISLAND FIRE AND RESCUE
1164 RACE ROAD
WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON 98239
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Updated: September 24, 2019
This is an INVITATION ONLY Process
Volunteer applicants may pick up an application at the District's Headquarters Station (Station 53), 1164 Race Road in Coupeville.
The application will be available on the District's website in the near future. After application, the District will conduct a background check (criminal and driving record) and
schedule the candidate for an oral board interview. If recommended by the oral board for advancement in the selection process, the applicant will receive an orientation to the
balance of the process and will be provided with a voucher for the cost of the FireTEAM testing and CPAT testing through NTN.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Classification: Volunteer Firefighter and Volunteer Firefighter/EMT
Volunteer Firefighters provide firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services including, but not limited to: Fire control and extinguishment, driving and operating firefighting
apparatus and emergency vehicles, rescue, medical treatment, training, station and equipment maintenance duties.
Salary Information: Volunteer Firefighters receive reimbursement under an activity based point system.(Step 1)
Benefit Information: Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers Pension and Volunteer Incentive Program (based on training and longevity)
Department Overview: CWIFR’s values are: Professionalism, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence. These stated values along with a strong organizational commitment
to the personal and professional development of our members makes CWIFR a tremendous place to work.
While we are a small fire district serving a predominantly rural, island community, our diverse emergency response and pre-incident risk reduction services provide an excellent
opportunity to develop Firefighter/EMT’s knowledge and skill.
Area Information: Whidbey Island, one of several islands in Island County, is located 25 miles northwest of Seattle and can be accessed via Highway 20 from the north
over the Deception Pass bridge or by Ferry from Mukilteo or Port Townsend.
This rural, island community provides a family friendly environment with a wide range of outdoor activates.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must meet the vision requirements specified in NFPA 1582 Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments Section 6.4 Eyes and Vision.
Prior Experience: No
Academy Certification: No certifications required prior to selection.
Volunteer Firefighters must become certified as an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter I within their first 12 months of service.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Required Prior to Hire:
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: The following criminal history elements are automatic disqualifiers, candidates should not apply for a position with CWIFR if they have:
Driving Disqualifiers: The following driving history elements are automatic disqualifiers, candidates should not apply for a position with CWIFR if they have:
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Candidates will be required to complete a five panel urinalysis that screens for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine/methamphetamine, PCP, and opiates. A positive test will disqualify potential candidates.
Employment Disqualifiers: A comprehensive background investigation is conducted on applicants to establish evidence of good moral character, a well-adjusted personality, community commitment, fire service adaptability, and a pattern of conduct acceptable to CWIFR. Background investigation and reference checks will include the candidate’s completion of a statement of personal history and work experience. Determination that the candidate does not have the requisite behavioral characteristics will disqualify potential candidates.
Additional Disqualifiers: Candidates must be capable of meeting the requirements for medical evaluation of firefighter candidates specified in NFPA 1582 Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments. Failure to meet these requirements will disqualify candidates from employment with CWIFR.
Candidate’s application materials will be evaluated on the basis of experience, certification, and education.
A panel interview will be conducted by CWIFR to determine the extent to which the applicant is a good fit with the organization. The panel will be comprised of three members representing the diversity of CWIFR’s members, one Full-Time Career Firefighter or Officer; one Part-Time Firefighter; and one Volunteer Firefighter or Officer.
Candidates recommended by the Oral Board, will be provided with a voucher to cover the expense of the written exam and CPAT.
Candidates successfully completing written examination and CPAT may be selected for a Chief’s Interview. Based on this interview, the District may select the candidate for training as a Volunteer Firefighter or Volunteer Firefighter/EMT.
Volunteer Firefighters must live or work within the district boundaries.