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Entry Level Firefighter


  • National Testing Network
  • 11/07/15
  • Fircrest, WA
  • 98466
  • 4764 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
3631 DREXLER DRIVE WEST
UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON 98466


Updated: August 05, 2015

Job Classification: Entry Level Firefighter

West Pierce Fire & Rescue is currently accepting applications to establish a hiring list for Entry Level Firefighter. It is anticipated up to six positions will be filled from this list in 2016. Testing is conducted through National Testing Network (NTN)

Salary Information: $4,764 Probationary Firefighter 2015 monthly base salary

Benefit Information:
Firefighters are represented by IAFF Local 1488. Benefits include:
Medical, Vision and Dental for employee and dependents
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Medical Expense Retirement Plan (MERP)
Disability and Life Insurance
Washington State Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF) retirement system
Deferred Compensation
Vacation and Sick Leave
Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Incentive
Longevity and Special Operations Pay

Contact Information:
Julie Walker
Human Resource Manager


Department Overview: West Pierce Fire & Rescue, in partnership with the community, protects lives and property through a well-trained, cost effective, pro-active fire department, serving and educating citizens.

West Pierce Fire & Rescue is a premier fire and life safety organization, dedicated to providing modern, community focused service.

The West Pierce Fire & Rescue motto is: Respond Efficiently. Execute Flawlessly. BE NICE!

Area Information: West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is located in Pierce County, Washington and provides service to the cities of Lakewood and University Place; and the Town of Steilacoom. The District is 31 square miles and is served by six fire stations which operate 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

WPFR Operations encompass all emergency response programs, including Special Operations Rescue Team, Marine Operations and a Hazardous Incident Team.

Population: 92,223

Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Lawfully work in US.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes, at time of appointment.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: National Registry or State Certified EMT-B valid through December 31, 2016 is required by the application closing date of September 25, 2016.

Candidates are required to complete the Personal History Questionnaire, attain 70% or higher on the FireTEAM written examination, and pass a nationally recognized CPAT by the application closing date of September 25, 2015. (CPAT certification from October 1, 2014 to the present will be accepted.)

Failure to complete these requirements by September 25, 2015 may result in removal from the testing process. Based on anticipated volume of candidates, only those proceeding to the interview phase will be contacted after the closing date.

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to National Testing Network's website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, Like National Testing Network on Facebook.

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