Firefighter Position

Franklin County Fire District #3 - Firefighter/Paramedic



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Franklin County Fire District #3 - Firefighter/Paramedic

Last updated on October 02, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 13, 2020

Important Information

Candidates who are currently enrolled in a Paramedic program may apply.  Candidates must complete NREMT Paramedic and Medical Program Director requirements within 12 months of hire.  If a candidate is a current Paramedic and has NO fire certifications they may apply, Firefighter 1 certification must be obtained within 12 months of hire.

Candidates must also fill out our application and turn it in or mail it to 7809 North Road 36 Pasco, WA 99301

Applications are due by 03/01/2023

(Application states "Volunteer Application" this is the same for Career Applicants) 

Download Application Here

Community Information

Franklin County Fire District #3 is in the heart of the Columbia Basin in Southeast Washington State and includes unincorporated portions surrounded by the city limits of Pasco which is one of the fastest growing cities in southeast Washington.  Franklin County has a population of 94,347.  This is an agribusiness- dependent region which grows a large amount of the nation’s potatoes, wheat, corn, apples, cherries and mint. Fire District 3 helps to protect many major components of critical infrastructure that include: the planning zone for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation operated by the US Department of Energy, bulk fuel, chemical/fertilizer storage and distribution, natural gas pipeline, bridges, interstate freeways, a major railway corridor, barge shipping terminals, federal irrigation resources, hydroelectric projects including a major dam operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the Snake River.  The county also has our challenges within its beauty as we are home to Palouse Falls, the states designated water falls and attraction.  Pasco is the county seat, the largest city and economic center in the county with a major railroad switch yard, commercial airport, communications facilities and dozens of food processing plants. 

Department Information

A Message from the Fire Chief

Thank you for your interest in Franklin County Fire Protection District #3.  We are a special purpose district governed by a board of three Fire Commissioners.  The fire districts responsibility is to provide fire protection, emergency medical and rescue to 8,225 people and a seasonal transient farm worker population of about 1,800 in a 205 square mile area.  Our organization has an extensive automatic aid agreement in the Tri-City area working closely with City of Pasco and a three county mutual aid agreement operating in Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla Counties.  The Fire District is also part of the SE Region Fire Mobilization Plan and participates in large wildland fires throughout the state.  We are a combination department operating 4 stations. Our current staffing for administration consists of a Fire Chief, and an Administrative Assistant. Operations is staffed by a career Captain responsible for training and safety, a career Firefighter Maintenance Supervisor, a career Firefighter/EMT's and Paramedics.  Volunteer operations consist of 51 Paid On-Call Responders (“volunteers”); 21 are Firefighter/EMT’s, 14 are Firefighters, 6 Support Firefighters (wildland qualified only), 5 Medical Responders (EMT and AEMT) and 6 non-line qualified Logistics.  As our community and fire district continues to grow, we are excited that you are interested in being part of our team.  

Caring, Dedicated and Proffesional

Mike Harris, Fire Chief

Area Information

County: Franklin
Population: 8225
# of Staff: 9 Fulltime, 50 Volunteer

Hiring Status

Currently FCFD#3 establishing a one year Eligibility list for any potiental openings that may occur in the year. 

Salary Information

Benefit Information

Franklin County Fire District #3 - Firefighter/Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
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
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
College Requirement Not required, but Collective Bargaining Agreement contains education incentive article.
Prior Experience Requirement


EMT Certification


Firefighter 1 Certification Paramedics without Firefighter 1 certification may be considered and will have 1 year complete certification after hire
Paramedic Certification Approved by County Medical Program Director within 1 year of hire. 
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

Franklin County Fire District #3 - 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
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 2 years.
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic 2 or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 2 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 1 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 1 year(s).
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 1 years. No more than 0 uses total.
Automatic Illegal use of 1 or more different controlled substances.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.

Contact Information

Franklin County Fire District #3 - Firefighter/Paramedic

7809 North Road 36
Pasco, WA 99301 Franklin County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: No, not required (may be required later)