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Renton Regional Fire Authority

  • Contact Information

    Renton Regional Fire Authority
    Human Resources
    1055 South Grady Way
    Renton, Washington 98057
    Phone: 425-430-7000
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/01/2014 | Last updated: 02/17/2019

Community Information

The City of Renton is situated near Seattle on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The fourth largest city in King County by population, and the 8th largest city in Washington, Renton is quite literally at the center of an extensive regional and international transportation network. The Cedar River runs through the heart of Downtown Renton and offers an abundance of natural beauty.

Department Information

The Renton Regional Fire Authority serves approximately 126,560 residents and many visitors within 33.28 square miles.  The department’s response area covers the City of Renton, King County Fire District 25, and King County Fire District 40.  

The department is fully paid with 142 uniform members and 18 civilian members that provide both emergency and non-emergency services.  In 2017, the department responded to over 16,000 calls for service from six fire stations that are strategically located throughout the service area.  Services provided by Renton Regional Fire Authority include:  fire response, emergency medical, technical rescue, water rescue, and hazardous materials.

In April of 2016, voters approved the creation of Renton Regional Fire Authority, which was formally known as Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  With the approval of the Regional Fire Authority, the department is authorized to add 24 additional uniform positions.  Additionally, the department will also be adding a seventh fire station which is scheduled to be completed in the beginning of 2019.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 101,300 and is ranked 8th in Washington
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Graduation from a standard high school, vocational school or equivalent. X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Any conclusion by an oral interview panel, background check, or Chief that indicates the candidate is not suited for the position of Firefighter.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to read and write the English language as specified in RCW 41. X  
Vision Requirements Ability to pass the LEOFF 2 Medical Physical.   X
Other This agency allows out of state testing.    
CPAT Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 12 months of the closing date with the Renton Regional Fire Authority is required.

To provide proof of a valid and verifiable passing CPAT-
The RRFA will accept a CPAT from any licensed CPAT provider.
The CPAT must have occurred within the 12 months prior to the closing date with RRFA.
The RRFA will verify the validity of the CPAT with the CPAT provider.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past 15 months (written exam scores are valid for 15 months.    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
PotentialPLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Human Resources at 425-430-7000.

Current Hiring Status

The department anticipates hiring for a February 2019 Academy

Renton Regional Fire Authority is establishing an eligibility list and will invite candidates with the highest scores that are received from PST to an oral board interview. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Renton Regional Fire Authority anticipates conducting interviews based on the top written scores in November 2018, and will continue to schedule interviews approximately every 6 months.

Salary Information

$63,192 to $84,816 Annually

Benefit Information

Firefighters are represented by IAFF Local 864 and the applicable benefits are as follows:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

Deferred Compensation Program

Retirement Plan

Life Insurance

Education/Longevity Premiums


Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Benefits


Sick Leave



Hours of Work

Union Affiliation