Firefighter Position

Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT



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Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT

Last updated on January 06, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 01, 2020

Vacancies: 5

Testing Deadline: February 04, 2022.

Important Information



December 27, 2021

Clark County Fire District 6 is establishing eligibility lists with the intent to hire a combination of five FF/EMT and FF/PM personnel to begin employment May 1, 2022 for Entry Level and July 1, 2022 for Lateral hires. For more information on Fire District 6, visit our web page.

Lateral/experienced new-hires will attend a condensed fire academy at our new training facility at Fire Station 63 and will be entered into the Washington State Firefighters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) program. All career firefighters are members of the firefighter’s union, IAFF Local 452.

If you have further questions, send an email to

Please pay special attention to the timeline checklist in the hiring status section below.

Written Test:  There is NO written test requirement for the Lateral Entry process.

Application & Resume
Clark County Fire District 6 utilizes the services of Public Safety Testing for application and background investigation for candidates. Interested candidates must visit Public Safety Testing ( to create an account and apply on-line for Clark County Fire District 6. Call 866-HIRE-911 with any questions. Resumes may be attached to the application or sent via email to, or sent with a cover letter via FAX to 360.576.1198

Application & Resume DUE:  February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Physical Abilities Test
Applicants must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials dated anytime from February 4, 2021 to February 4, 2022. Any legitimate CPAT will suffice.

CPAT Orientation and Practice Tests are recommended and available prior to the deadline. Deliver CPAT credentials in person OR via email OR via FAX 360.576.1198.

CPAT completed and submitted DUE:  February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

EMT-B or EMT-P Certification
Proof of valid, current National Registry or Washington State EMT-B (for FF/EMT applicants) or EMT-P (for FF/PM applicants) is required. Deliver in person OR via OR via FAX 360.576.1198.


If out-of-state EMT-B or EMT-P, must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.

Proof of EMS Certification DUE: February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Personal History Statement (PHS)
This is your application. A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) must be uploaded to your account prior to February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM. To complete and upload your PHS, login to your account and navigate to "My PHS Form".

Community Information

Clark County is located in the beautiful southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. The area is experiencing a positive cycle of new construction growth and development. The State of Washington has no state income tax.

Department Information

Formed in 1954, Clark County Fire District 6 protects and serves a population of over 70,000 residents in a 37 square mile area. The District is adjacent to the city of Vancouver, WA, is primarily urban and suburban and runs over 8,800 calls per year out of 3 fire stations. The District is governed by three elected Commissioners and provides fire suppression, rescue and non-transport ALS paramedic service. The District hired 11 new members to help staff a new 3-person engine company in Feb 2021 to bring the staffing to 65 FTE emergency response personnel and approximately 10 administrative personnel. The District is hiring five new members to replace current and expected vacancies. A new 4-person truck company will replace the engine in 2023 at which point we will be hiring an additional recruit class.

Area Information

County: Clark County
Population: 70,000
# of Staff: 65 responders, 10 admin

Hiring Status

Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT has 5 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 04, 2022.

The eligibility list for Lateral/Experienced Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/PM will be established followed immediately by application/resume review, oral interviews, Chiefs Interviews, background checks, medical and psychological testing. Start date is projected as May 1, 2022 for Entry Level and July 1, 2022 for Lateral hires.

Number of current vacancies: 5 - 3 FF/EMT plus 2 FF/PM

Timeline Checklist

-Application period: December 27, 2021 through February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

- Personal History Statement deadline: February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

- CPAT documentation due: February 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

- Invitations to oral board interviews: February 7, 2022

- Oral board interviews: February16-18, 2022

- Paramedic evaluations: immediately following oral interview (same day)

- Posting of eligibility list to the District 6 website: tbd

- Chiefs interviews: tbd

- Hiring date: Estimated May 1, 2022 for Entry Level and July 1, 2022 for Lateral hires.

Salary Information

Lateral hires will have their service time evaluated and credited to provide for a starting salary commensurate with full time experience with a comparable career fire agency. 

2022 Salary range: $6,210 - $8,871 for Firefighter/EMT 

Benefit Information

Medical & Dental for employees & dependents; deferred compensation program; tuition reimbursement; education incentive pay; sick leave; vacation accrual; HRA VEBA; MERP; LEOFF II Retirement System; 17 Kelly days/year (15 fixed/2 floating); longevity pay. 120hr sick leave loan-against-accrual when hired.

Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

PST or any verifiable CPAT

Minimum Age 21 years of age by the date of hire.
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Eligible to work in the US.
High School Grad/ GED Yes. Verification required.
Driver's License Required Yes, must have valid, state-issued driver's license. Verification required.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Felony conviction as an adult is a disqualifier.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Some juvenile convictions may be considered a disqualifier. Will be closely reviewed. Include descriptions in your PHS.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass the medical-physical exam.
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum one year experience as a Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/PM with a comparable, career fire agency
EMT Certification Must possess State of Washington EMT-Basic certification or National Registry EMT certification. If National Registry, candidate must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.
Prior FF Experience Required Minimum 1 year full-time experience with a comparable, career fire agency
Prior EMT Experience Required

Minimum 1 year full-time experience with a comparable, career fire agency 

Request/Access Scores

Deadline to complete the CPAT by February 4, 2022.

Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Contact Information

Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT

8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98665 Clark County County
(360) 576-1195


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below

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