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Richland Fire & Emergency Services

  • Contact Information

    Richland Fire & Emergency Services
    1000 George Washington Way
    PO Box 190
    Richland, Washington 99352
    Phone: 509-942-7570
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/04/2010 | Last updated: 05/07/2018

Community Information

Richland is located in sunny eastern Washington at the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima Rivers. The community offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and top-ranked city services that contributes to the high quality of life that its residents treasure. Skiers and hikers don't have to go far to pursue their favorite sports. The Blue Mountains and the Cascade Range are short drives away and offer spectacular venues. Richland is ideally suited to boating and water skiing. Strong breezes have added to the popularity of sail boarding, wind surfing and conventional sailing. The City receives wide recognition for the beauty of its integrated parks, rivershore, commerce centers and living spaces. Richland is a full service, class I municipality serving a resident population of more than 45,070. Originally incorporated as a small farming community, Richland now focuses on energy research, environmental remediation, and technology. With a significant concentration of scientists, engineers, technicians and researchers, Richland's population has relatively high income and education levels. Benton County ranks third in the state in median family income. Additionally, several thousand additional Tri-Citians work in Richland every day. The municipal government employs nearly 500 people to deliver $135 million in annual services. Like its neighboring cities, Richland delivers a variety of public safety, street maintenance, basic utility, and recreational services. The City is also an electric distribution utility, operates its own public library and administers a regional emergency management and 911-dispatch center.

Department Information

Richland Fire and Emergency Services (RFES) is a full service emergency services agency providing structural and wildland fire suppression, Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services, ambulance transport service and a wide range of prevention and community-centered activities. These services are coordinated through four divisions: Administration, Operations, Internal Risk Reduction (Training and EMS) and External Risk Reduction (Prevention). The department enjoys modern equipment and PPE, excellent training opportunities and a strong mentoring/coaching culture. RFES is seeking employees who bring a great attitude, a love of community service, a strong work ethic and the desire to make a difference in our community through a wide range of programs and approaches.

Area Information

  • Population Size:45070

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
EMT Certification Yes X  
Request/ Access Scores Written and PST CPAT must be completed by May 20, 2018 to be eligible for the June 2018 oral boards.

Candidates are encouraged to create their applicant profile and application template by clicking on the following link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/richlandwa and submitting a Job Interest Card by selecting ‘Fire & EMS and EMS’. Once the City posts the job, candidates will then be sent an automatic reply that the position has been posted

Current Hiring Status


Salary Information

Please visit the City's website at www.ci.richland.wa.us to review the current IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement for salary information.

Benefit Information

Please visit the City's website at www.ci.richland.wa.us to review the current IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement for benefit information.