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Franklin County Fire District #3 - Firefighter/Paramedic
Last updated on October 02, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 13, 2020
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)
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.
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
# of Staff: 9 Fulltime, 50 Volunteer
Currently FCFD#3 establishing a one year Eligibility list for any potiental openings that may occur in the year.
Franklin County Fire District #3 - Firefighter/Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|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||
|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.
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