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Chehalis Fire Department - Firefighter/Engineer
Last updated on March 15, 2022
PST Partner Agency since November 25, 2019
Testing Deadline: December 03, 2021.
Candidates must complete the PST Written and any certified CPAT exam by December 3, 2021. CPAT must be within 180 days of hire.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the HR Department at 360-345-1042 and ask to speak to Glenn Schaffer.
Chehalis Neighborhood Profile
|Population of Chehalis||7,500||11535|
|Median Age||37.2 years||37.47 years|
|Median Household Income||$41244||$42350.95|
|Percentage of Single Households||37%||41.53%|
|Percentage of Married Households||63%||58.46%|
|Percentage Families (households with children)||25.9%||24.32%|
|Average Household Size||
|Percentage White Collar||45%||47.14%|
Cost of Living
|Cost of Living Index||101.5||99.52|
|Average Yearly Utility Cost||3023||3196.27|
|Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures||$38398 per year||$41075.28 per year|
|Average Household Education Expenditures||$352 per year||$450.93 per year|
|Average Household Entertainment Expenditures||$2059 per year||$2207.08 per year|
|Average Household Transportation Expenditures||$1445 per year||$1563.85 per year|
|Average Household Retail Expenditures||$16948 per year||$18600.46 per year|
|Average Household Non-Retail Expenditures||$21450 per year||$22474.81 per year|
Quality of Life
|Average Winter High Temperature||31.9 degrees||41.29 degrees|
|Average Winter Low Temperature||33.5 degrees||22.88 degrees|
|Average Summer High Temperature||76.6 degrees||86.56 degrees|
|Average Summer Low Temperature||56.9 degrees||62.35 degrees|
|Average Annual Precipitation||55.5 inches||38.69 inches|
|Air Quality Index||26||44.59|
|Total Crime Index||3||3.60|
|Personal Crime Index||3||3.43|
The Chehalis Fire Department was established in April of 1893 and has a proud history of protecting and serving the citizens of Chehalis. As you might imagine, the fire department has seen many changes in the community over the past 123 years of existence, but the one thing that has remained constant is the Chehalis Fire Department’s unwavering dedication and commitment to serving our community. The mission of the Chehalis Fire Department is to provide protection to life and property in an expeditious and caring manner by utilizing a team of compassionate and highly trained individuals.
Chehalis Firefighters are proud members of IAFF Local 2510. We run approximately 1800 a year and have an excellent relationship with the fire departments that boarder our response area.
Population: 30,000 (Day time) / 8,000 (Night time)
# of Staff: 1 Chief, 4 Captains, 8 Firefighter/Engineers
Chehalis Fire Department - Firefighter/Engineer has 2 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 03, 2021.
Will be hiring two candidates within first quarter of 2022.
$5,035 - $6,066 per month until December 24, 2021
$5,111 - $6,157 per month from December 25, 2021 to December 24, 2022
Very generous Health, Dental, Vision - HSA package and State Retirement (LEOFF II)
Chehalis Fire Department - Firefighter/Engineer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
PST or any verifiable/certified CPAT testing site within 180 days.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||
US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||
Valid Washington State Driver's License
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Minimum of 1 year as an active volunteer , part time paid, or full time career.|
|EMT Certification||Current WA State EMT Certification Required.|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Firefighter 1 certification required|
|Prior FF Experience Required||At least 1 year of experience as a volunteer and/or paid Firefighter.|
|CPAT||Test must be passed within 180 days of application.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Chehalis Fire Department - Firefighter/Engineer 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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