Firefighter Position

Pullman Fire Department - Firefighter



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Pullman Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on June 11, 2024
PST Partner Agency since May 01, 2019

Important Information

The City of Pullman Civil Service Commission is accepting test results for the positions of Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT on a continuous basis. Test results are kept on file and valid until their expiration date. Oral boards are scheduled when the current eligibility list is exhausted or expires, whichever comes first.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner at 

Community Information

Pullman: Live. Work. Play.

Situated on the picturesque hills of the Palouse, Pullman is a small town with the amenities, culture, and services typically offered in urban environments. With an unparalleled standard of living, opportunities to hike, fish, bike ride, or just enjoy more than eight miles of city pathways and trails, Pullman is a place to call home. Having a world class research institute of higher living, Pullman also provides students, visitors, and residents a vibrant college town environment and access to innumerable high quality activities.

Department Information

The department proudly serves the residents of Pullman, a diverse, vibrant and progressive city that is home to Washington State University. We also provide medical transport services to Whitman County Fire District 4, 12 and the City of Palouse.

Pullman Fire Department is a combination department comprised of full-time professional and reserve firefighters engaging in the performance of fire suppression and emergency medical services. Fire suppression is provided to all properties within the city limits of Pullman including Washington State University. Department Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians provide ambulance service to the city and to 450 square miles of rural area including the towns of Johnson, Albion, and Palouse.

Job Description

This position performs a variety of life and property protection work through the suppression and prevention of fires and in response to emergency aid calls on a shift. At the scene of a fire, work is performed under hazardous conditions involving smoke, heat, and cramped surroundings, generally requiring strenuous physical exertion. At the scene of a medical emergency or accident, firefighters attend to the public under stressful conditions involving trauma, suffering, and personal tragedies.

In addition to the other listed requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following abilities: communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; read, comprehend, and apply a variety of fire suppression, prevention, inspection, and emergency medical materials and information; develop skill in the use and care of a variety of mechanical operations; be able to reason and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations or situations involving personal danger; be able to learn and apply a variety of firefighting duties and methods, as well as skill in the use of firefighting equipment within a reasonable work test period; have physical strength and agility sufficient to perform the work required; maintain effective relations with fellow employees and with citizens from varied racial, ethnic, or economic backgrounds.

Area Information

County: Whitman
Population: 33,730
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

The eligibility list is created based on a combination of scores received from PST and oral board interviews for those candidates invited to interview. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointed authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

Entry Level - $5876/month

Benefit Information

All uniforms and equipment are issued by Pullman Fire Department.Vacation and benefits include 11 paid holidays, 12 paid vacation days (increases with longevity), 12 paid sick days per year, enrollment in Washington State LEOFF2 Retirement, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance provided for employee; employee contributes 10% for eligible dependents' medical insurance.

Pullman Fire Department - Firefighter 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 any recognized, verifiable CPAT with supporting documentation. CPAT completion must have been within 18 months. Please upload supporting documents to your City of Pullman application completed at City of Pullman Career Portal.

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Juvenile felony convictions will be carefullly reviewed.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement No
EMT Certification Yes

Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of Section 41.08.070 of the Revised Code of Washington.

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

Pullman Fire Department - Firefighter 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
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
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

Pullman Fire Department - Firefighter

620 S. Grand Avenue
Pullman, WA 99163 Whitman County


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

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