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Bainbridge Island Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT
Last updated on September 28, 2023
PST Partner Agency since November 07, 2022
Required to apply:
- Passing PST written test score
- CPAT, passed within one year of application due date, submitted to BIFD with your application
- February 15, 2024: BIFD will send an application to everyone who has posted a passing written test score within the last six months
- March 11 2024 at noon: Applications and CPAT letters deadline
- March 25 2024, times by invitation: Assessment center at BIFD Station 21 for top 12 PST scores (including panel, presentation, practical, and BIFD written)
- April 1, 2024, times by invitation: Chiefs' panel
- July 2024: Start of training
Bainbridge Island is located in the Puget Sound, a ferry ride west of Seattle. It is the second largest city in Kitsap County with a population of just over 24,000 people spread across 28 square miles. Bainbridge Island School District ranks 3rd in the State of Washington. There are numerous recreation opportunities with 53 miles of shoreline, 1,500 acres of parks and open space with dozens of miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Amenities such as the Aquatics Center, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and the Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial provide many opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) is a combination department that was originally founded in 1942. BIFD is staffed by 40 paid/uniformed staff; 12 volunteers; and 10 administrative personnel. The Department typically responds to over 3,200 calls for service each year. 70% of those calls are for emergency medical responses. BIFD operates out of three staffed fire stations with most crews cross-staffing an engine and an aid car. BIFD transports both BLS and ALS patients to hospitals in Kitsap County via the bridge and Seattle via ferry. The headquarters fire station, Station 21, was re-opened in 2018 after being expanded and completely rebuilt. The south station, Station 22, has also been expanded and completely rebuilt.. The Department placed into service multiple new vehicles in the last several years.
Line staff work a 48/96 shift schedule utilizing three shifts (A, B, and C) and members choose 13 Kelly days per year.
All paid responders are required to be qualified to drive and operate all Department apparatus. This includes aid/medic units, engines, tenders, boat, ladder, and a variety of other rigs. BIFD has several optional special teams and qualifications including the Kitsap County Technical Rescue Team, Wildland Team, Fire Investigation Team, and Rescue Swimmers.
# of Staff: 50
Bainbridge Island Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT has 3 vacancies.
Likely openings this year
2023 firefighter/EMT salary range $79,030 - $105,375 plus benefits
- medical, dental, and vision insurance,
- life insurance,
- disability insurance,
- LEOFF retirement,
- deferred compensation with employer match,
- sick and vacation leave,
- longevity and education premiums.
Bainbridge Island Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Any CPAT within the last twelve months. (The twelve months prior to application date)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Legally Eligible to Work in the US|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No adult felony convictions at any time.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|College Requirement||Not required, but premium pay is available for many degrees.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Other||Proof of vaccination for Covid-19|
|CPAT||within the last twelve months|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/Access Scores||Twice or More Annually|
Bainbridge Island Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT 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.
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