PORT TOWNSEND — East Jefferson Fire-Rescue will test applicants for volunteer and volunteer resident firefighter positions Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Testing will be conducted at East Jefferson Fire-Rescue Station 1-5 at 35 Critter Lane.
Interested volunteers must submit a completed application by noon Friday, Jan. 24.
In-district residency is not required.
The testing includes a written exam, a physical agility test and an interview.
A practice agility exam will be administered to interested applicants Monday, Jan. 27.
Positions to fill
Volunteers can fulfill a variety of roles with the department, including firefighting, station maintenance, public education, tender operations and EMS response.
Volunteer resident firefighters typically join the department in pursuit of a career in the fire service.
EJFR pays for their training to become IFSAC Firefighter I and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certified.
Residents usually work a 48-hour per week shift alongside career firefighters and receive a monthly stipend.
The fire district also will coordinate and pay for EMT certification for volunteers interested only in EMS duties.
For more information or application forms, visit www.ejfr.org.