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Part-time firefighters

Yes: We are currently hiring for part-time firefighters   

Our part-time firefighters augment our 24/7 staffing. Many are beginning their career in the fire service and gain invaluable experience as part-time staff. Most of the functions that our firefighters complete are also served by part-time firefighters. Minimum qualifications for part-time firefighters are Firefighter 1, Hazmat Ops, Hazmat Awareness, Washington State EMT license, Washington State Driver’s License and current CPAT certificate. Must be age 18 or older to apply.  Pay range is $16 – $18 per hour, PERS 2 or 3 Retirement, AD&D Insurance Policy, and EAP services offered.

To apply:

    1. Click on Find Jobs
    2. Select FIREFIGHTER and Washington state to see open positions with Snohomish County Fire District No. 21.
    3. Complete FireTEAM test, CPAT, and candidate PHQ.
    4. Complete the Job application. Questions? Call 360-435-3311

Fill out the online application or print the form and fill out:

Whether you are interested in a proven career development opportunity in the fire service, or you simply would like to give back to the community, we have many programs tailored to those who wish to pursue volunteering or working part-time.


Programs that we have available:

Community Volunteer Firefighter

EMT Program for At-home Responders

Community Volunteer EMS

Only Program for at-home responders

Lateral Firefighter

EMT Shift Program

How to apply for employment or volunteer work

Basic Requirements
  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • WA Drivers License
Fill Out Online Form

Apply through our online Employment Application Form. Once submitted, we’ll review it and get back to you!

Download & Print Form

Once you’ve filled out the application, mail or drop it off at Fire Station 49, or email it to the Station.


We also have the opportunity for Students, and others, to participate in a “Ride Along” on the engine or a medic unit.  Please download and fill out our “Ride Along Waiver” form.

Volunteer Firefighters

Here is a recruitment video filmed with our volunteers at Station 49 and has been aired on TV throughout Washington State:

Two more great videos that shows what it’s like to be a volunteer firefighter and illustrates the need for volunteer firefighters in Washington State.

Message Us

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, we recommend calling 911 and letting the dispatcher determine whether you need emergency help.

Call Us

(360) 435-3311


Chad Schmidt, District Fire Chief


Station 49 Location

12131 228th St NE,
Arlington, WA 98223