Entry level FF/EMT and FF/Medic

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue

Location: Ridgefield, WA


Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue is hiring 25 positions for 2023! Entry level and Lateral Firefighter EMT's and Firefighter Paramedics.

Want to become a firefighter? Already a firefighter and looking to relocate to the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest?

Come join our fast paced, hardworking team at Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue. CCFR Firefighters respond to a wide range of emergencies from Fire and EMS to Haz-Mat and Technical rescue. When not responding to incidents, firefighters are responsible for taking care of station duties, apparatus, training, public education, and physical fitness. CCFR operates out of 6 staffed stations with 5 engines, 1 ladder truck, 2 squads, and 1 Battalion Chief. With a minimum staffing of 3 personnel on engines and the truck company.  A marine program offers a swift water rescue team and three different boat types for district response to a large section of the Columbia River and its many tributaries. CCFR is a member of the regional Technical Rescue Team. The department also assists federal emergency response with members for All-Risk Mobilization Team including wildland fires. Firefighters at Clark-Cowlitz have many different career paths and specialty programs to choose from. CCFR Firefighters work a 48/96 hour schedule. Competitive pay with a comprehensive benefit package is offered.

The area is located along the Columbia River valley just north of Portland, OR along the I-5 corridor.  From sea to summit you really can do it all in this region. Many of members enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Clark-Cowlitz maintains an extremely high level of involvement with our communities and the citizens we serve. In addition to emergency response, CCFR also has a Fire Marshal and Fire Inspectors office, as well as a community paramedic program (CARES). The department has experienced exponential growth over the last few years and the opportunities are endless at this progressive department. Come apply today on! 

The candidate list will remain in effect for the next 12 months as future openings are anticipated. Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue anticipates hiring two to three separate groups spaced out over the course of up to a year, in order to accommodate for proper academy class size.

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Public Safety Testing - Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue - Entry Level FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic

PST Written test required by 9/23/22

Valid CPAT required by 9/23/22

Personal History Statement (PHS) uploaded to profile by 9/23/22

NREMT required at time of hire. 
Not required to test.
NREMTP required at time of hire. 

WA State EMT must be obtained with 90 days

Clark County medic must be obtained within 12 months

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