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Please fill out and complete the career application and submit to HR Manager Shannon Hill. Questions? Please call 509.933.7231

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue
400 E. Mountain View Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926


Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue (KVFR) accepts applications for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the positions of Entry Level Firefighter/EMT and Entry Level Firefighter/PM. The list is typically good for two years.

District Profile:
KVFR has a fire service response area of 278 square miles and an EMS service area of over 1200 square miles in central Washington. Our team of 36 career staff and over 70 volunteer personnel provides service to a population of approximately 30,000 people in Kittitas County. We operate an ALS/BLS ambulance service including inter-facility transfers. Our 2015 call volume was 4105 with approximately 83 percent related to EMS and the balance split between wildland and structural fire, hazmat, and technical rescue.

We have just completed and moved into our new Headquarters Fire Station (2-9) thanks to a bond measure approved overwhelmingly by the citizens. Current strategic initiatives include: continue to upgrade our capital facilities, increase staffing as the budget allows, developing our personnel, capital replacement of the fleet and being open to further mergers with neighboring jurisdictions. We pride ourselves on the service that we deliver to our community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current EMT or Paramedic certification (National Registry)
  • CPAT Certification: Current, valid CPAT from a verifiable CPAT program.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid drives license plus current copy of driving record
  • Legal U.S. resident or current work visa
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Wildland FF2 or higher
  • Two year’s structural fire experience
  • EMT or Paramedic certification 3+ years
  • Two or Four-year degree

Testing Process:
The testing process consist of a written test, oral interview, assessment center and Chief’s interview.

Military Preference:
Military preference credit will be awarded in accordance with RCW 41.04. Applicants claiming military preference must do by attaching evidence of their military service (Form DD214 or discharge orders). If Form DD214 or discharge orders are not submitted, military preference percentage will not be awarded.

Public Records

Shannon Hill
400 East Mtn. View Ellensburg, WA 98926


Business Hours
Monday- Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tel: (509) 933-7231


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To volunteer with KVFR give us a call at: (509) 933-7231