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Moses Lake Fire Department

  • Contact Information

    Moses Lake Fire Department
    701 E. Third Avenue
    Moses Lake, Washington 98837
    Phone: 509-765-2204
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/21/2006 | Last updated: 11/07/2018

Community Information

The City of Moses Lake is located in central Grant County with a population of approximately 22,080. Moses Lake encompasses 17 square miles and is home to many industries such as Boeing, Genie Industries, REC Silicon, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, and many others. Moses Lake is centrally located along I-90 and is only one hour from Spokane and Tri-Cities. Grant County has some of the best recreational activities in the state such as hunting, fishing and boating. We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year and seldom see a harsh winter.

Department Information

The department serves the City of Moses Lake providing an “all hazards” response approach, including fire, rescue, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and transport advanced life support ambulance service.

The department operates from two stations, and is a fully career agency. Our current authorized staffing levels are 30 operations division members, and 6 administrative / prevention positions. Our 2018 call volume is on track to peak at just under 4,000 calls for service. The department is an I.A.F.F. affiliated department, with Local 1258 representing the Moses Lake Firefighters Association.

We are looking for motivated team players, who take pride in their work, and want to work in a progressive minded department that is rapidly evolving from our small town roots into a modern, well equipped, and well trained fire department.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 22,080
  • County: Grant

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements In accordance with NFPA 1582.   X
Prior Experience Requirement Preferable    
EMT Certification Yes   X
Firefighter 1 Certification Preferable    
Other This agency does not allow out of state testing.    
CPAT Your CPAT must be completed with Public Safety Testing to be valid, CPAT certifications from other fire departments or testing centers will not be accepted.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    

Current Hiring Status

MLFD is currently recruiting for three positions that were recently authorized by City Council for expansion of the department. We also anticipate at least one opening based on retirements within the first quarter of 2019.

Vacancies are subject to Civil Service “rule of five” with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

FF/EMT: $57,671 entry to $72,089 top step;

FF/Paramedic: $63,438 entry to $79,298 top step

Benefit Information

A generous benefit package is provided, including full medical, dental, and vision, as well as access to a deferred compensation program, and optional short term and long term disability insurance. Uniformed members are part of the LEOFF 2 retirement system.