How do I apply with your department?
Interested candidates can apply online at publicsafetytesting.com. Apply Here!
Written and CPAT test scores are valid for one year from date of test.
Do I have to live within a certain distance from the city?
No, there are no residency restrictions for Firefighters.
What are the hours of work?
The work schedule for line personnel is two consecutive 24-hour shifts making a “48 hour set”. Firefighters normally work their 48 hour set followed by 96 hours off with a shift starting time of 0700. Many firefighters work a 40 hour work week and all firefighters have the possibility of working days for three years.
How long is the Recruit Fire Academy and EMT class?
All recruit Firefighters will complete a paid 14-week Recruit Fire Academy training followed by a 5-week EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class.
What happens if I fail a portion of the testing process?
An applicant may re-apply through Public Safety Testing for the next hiring process.
How many positions are available?
Openings with the Kirkland Fire Department will vary between processes.
When should I apply?
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