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East Olympia Fire District #6 - Part - Time Firefighter

  • Contact Information

    East Olympia Fire District #6 - Part - Time Firefighter
    PO Box 578
    East Olympia, Washington 98540
    Phone: 360-491-5533
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/20/2015 | Last updated: 05/14/2018

Community Information

The East Olympia area offers a rural lifestyle with quick access to all of the amenities the urban areas offer.

Department Information

Thurston County Fire District 6 is a combination department serving approximately 13,000 residents over 30 square miles. We provide automatic aid to the nearby cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Olympia,in addition to neighboring fire districts and are part of the working fire assignment to most fires in our area. The department averages 1,000 responses a year.  The Department was awarded the Washington State Fire Commissioner's 1st place for Management Excellence for 2015 and passed a bond measure in 2016 to upgrade various apparatus and equipment.  Shift employees work out of two modern stations and have access to a full range of exercise equipment.  The Part-time position serves as an excellent training opportunity in the path to a career firefighter position.  Approximately a dozen of our part-time and volunteer firefighters have received career positions across the state and beyond over the last year.

Area Information

  • County: Thurston
  • Population: 13,000
  • # of Staff: 11 Career, 9 Part-time, 30 Volunteer

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
College Requirement No    
EMT Certification EMT-B required, Thurston County Protocols within 3 months of hiring. X  
Firefighter 1 Certification IFSAC Firefighter I X  
Prior FF Experience Required Minimum of 1 year volunteer experience with a similar agency. X  
Other Candidate must be able to drive and operate District apparatus within one year.

NWCG Certified Wildland FF II preferred, required within six months of hire date.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Current Hiring Status

We will be testing to fill one part time vacancy anticipated in the next two months and establish a list for the position.  Current vacancies anticipated: 1

Salary Information

$13.50 to 14.50 hourly.

Benefit Information

Sick leave is accrued at one hour for each 40 hours worked.