Firefighter Position

Longview Fire Department - Firefighter EMT



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Longview Fire Department - Firefighter EMT

Last updated on October 02, 2023
PST Partner Agency since May 08, 2018

Vacancies: 3

Important Information

Longview FD has recently updated the education requirement (no longer requiring an AA degree at time of hire). 

Community Information

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Department Information

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Area Information

County: Cowlitz
Population: 36,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Longview Fire Department - Firefighter EMT has 3 vacancies.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral boards conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service “rule of five” with the top five candidates being forwarded to the appointing authority for assessment and consideration when vacancies occur.

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Salary Information

Firefighter (probationary period) $5,910.82 per month
Firefighter (upon completion of probation) $6,304.88- $7,881.10 per month

Benefit Information

A comprehensive list of benefits can be found on our website –

The City provides a comprehensive benefits package that is predominantly employer-paid for full family coverage, which includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, long-term disability insurance, and basic life insurance with buy-up options for the employee, employee’s spouse and dependents. All employees have the option to participate in a 457 deferred compensation program. Other benefits include generous paid leave such as vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and voluntary participation in a tax-deferred medical or dependent 125 plans.

Longview Fire Department - Firefighter EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

We will accept CPAT's from PST and the NTN-National Testing Network.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required With acceptable driving record.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Acceptable personal background
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement

Firefighter applicants that do not possess an acceptable Associates Degree will be allowed to test for entry and lateral positions with the City and be placed on the appropriate hiring list in rank order and shall achieve this degree within five (5) years of appointment.

EMT Certification EMT certification at the time 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

Contact Information

Longview Fire Department - Firefighter EMT

1525 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632 Cowlitz County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below

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