Firefighter Position

East Grays Harbor Fire Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic



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East Grays Harbor Fire Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on November 03, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 05, 2023

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: December 06, 2023.

Important Information

East Grays Harbor Fire/Rescue has one immediate opening for a Firefighter/Paramedic. The application and testing deadline is December 6th, 2023 at 5 pm. Successful candidates will be invited for an oral board and medical scenarios at a later date. Qualified candidates will be notified of acceptance and provided with future testing dates and important information. 

A background investigation, psychological testing, and medical exam will take place after a conditional offer of employment.

Community Information

East Grays Harbor Fire and Rescue is located about 25 miles from Olympia, WA. This small community is centrally positioned south of the Olympic Mountains and East of Pacific Ocean Beaches. This area provides a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and many ATV trails.

Department Information

East Grays Harbor Fire and Rescue is an all-services combination fire department providing and not limited to the services listed below:

  • Fire Protection Services, Residential, Commercial and Property
  • Hazmat Operations Level mitigation
  • Emergency Medical Services – On-call 911 services for East Grays Harbor County.
  • Inter-Facility Medical Transports (transports from Local Hospitals to other care facilities)
  • EMS Event Standby (Car Races, Motorcycle events, Rodeo and Fairground events)
  • Rescue – EGHFR continues to do ongoing training in all types of rescue
  • Motor Vehicle Collision response, and extrication. EGHFR handles one of the largest and fastest (speed) roadways in the county; responding to accidents for extrication and injuries.

EGHFR provides Emergency Medical Response and Transport along with Fire and Rescue Services to the communities of Bush Creek, Rural Elma, City of Elma, Malone, Porter, and Satsop in East Grays Harbor County. EGHFR is also the contract provider for EMS services including Basic and Paramedic level services to the City of McCleary and Grays Harbor Fire District 12. EGHFR's response area is 300 square miles and serves approximately a population of 12,000.  

East Grays Harbor Fire/Rescue has a total of 5 stations, with the headquarters station located at 112 N 2nd St. in Elma, WA staffed 24/7. EGHFR has 30 staff members currently, which includes: 1 Fire Chief, 1 full-time administrative assistant, 1 part-time administrative assistant, 10 Career Staff with either EMT or Paramedic level certifications, and 17 Volunteers with varying certification levels. EGHFR works a modified Detroit schedule per their IAFF Local 4075 union contract. The 24/7, 365 day coverage is provided by 3 shifts, each supervised by a captain. 

Most of our call volume consists of 911 calls for emergency medical services (EMS). The nearest ER is Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, WA, which is a critical access hospital. For patients requiring higher levels of care, EGHFR will transport patients to Harbor Regional Health in Aberdeen, WA, Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA, or Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. 

Area Information

County: Grays Harbor County
Population: 12,000
# of Staff: 30

Hiring Status

East Grays Harbor Fire Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 06, 2023.

East Grays Harbor Fire/Rescue currently has one open Firefighter/Paramedic Position. The remaining candidates will be added to an eligibility list for any potential future openings. 

Test Deadline: December 6th, 2023. 

In-person Interviews: Qualified candidates will be notified of the testing date and time. 

Salary Information

The starting Salary for entry level is $77,791.63. Salary for lateral candidates will be determined based on certifications and years of experience.

Benefit Information

 Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave

 13 Kelly Days per year

 Employer Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, and HRA contributions.

Employer Paid Life Insurance

Washington State LEOFF II Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plan

$75/mo contribution to Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan hosted by WSCFF

Education Incentive and Tuition Reimbursement Program

East Grays Harbor Fire Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Accepted candidates will be invited for further testing, which includes oral boards and a medical scenarios. 

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

A Valid CPAT is required within the last 12 months. CPAT will be accepted from either PST (Public Safety Testing) or NTN (National Testing Network).

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Firefighter 1 Certification Yes
Paramedic Certification Yes

East Grays Harbor Fire Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within the past 5 year(s).
Criminal Activity
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.

Contact Information

East Grays Harbor Fire Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

112 N 2nd St.
PO Box 717
Elma, WA 98541 Grays Harbor County County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below

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