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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.

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. The testing process consists of a written test, oral interview, assessment center and Chief’s interview.

KVFR firefighters are non-exempt and represented by Local 1758 Firefighters. KVFR provides a generous benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Deferred Compensation, Washington State LEOFF Retirement, Sick Leave, Holiday and Vacation time.

Required qualifications are:

  • Current EMT or Paramedic certification (National Registry) at application.
  • CPAT Certification: Current, valid CPAT certification from a verifiable CPAT program must be provided with the application. Certification must be less than 365 calendar days of test date.
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Legal U.S. resident or current work visa.
  • Able to communicate the English language clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Prior to Employment, applicant must pass a medical and psychological examination and comprehensive background check.

Desirable Qualifications include:

  • Wildland FF2 or higher
  • Two years of structural fire experience
  • Two or Four-year degree

Military Preference:

Military preference credit will be awarded in accordance with RCW 41.04. Applicants claiming military preference must do so 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.

Contact Information

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Administrative Office & Mailing Address: 400 E. Mountain View Ave, Ellensburg WA 98926

Phone: 509.933.7231

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