Reserve Firefighter Information

Application period for Reserve Firefighter is closed.

Reserve Firefighter Position:

The Reserve Firefighter program at EF&R offers the opportunity for those interested in a fire service career to gain valuable training and experience. Selected candidates shall receive EMT and Aid Car Academy certifications. At the completion of 2 years of service,  EF&R will provide a Firefighter 1 Academy at no cost to the Reserve Firefighter.


Reserve Firefighters are assigned to an aid car crew at two EF&R reserve stations on a rotating shift (approximately 4 shifts per month). Reserve Firefighters may be affiliated with another fire department provided that they meet training and shift requirements. Reserve Firefighters are not required to live within EF&R boundaries.


Some of the advantages include:

1.    Marketable training and experience

2.    Mentorship

3.    Reserve Firefighter incentive for career hiring process

4.    Agency sponsored training to obtain a career in the fire service


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Valid Washington driver’s license
  • Insurable per EF&R Policy 2702 (linked below)
  • Ability to meet EMT certification requirements per WA Dept. of Health (linked below)

Testing Process:

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written examination. Candidates with a passing score on the written exam will be invited to an oral board interview and physical capability test. Successful candidates shall complete a pre-employment background screening, psychological evaluation, drug screening, and medical/physical examination.


Important Documents to Review:

Reserve FF Job Description

Policy 2702 – Motor Vehicle Operator Standards

EMT Certification Requirements (WA Dept. of Health link)

Reserve FF Application – Submit completed application to (no resumes please):  
Human Resources                                                                                                   Eastside Fire & Rescue

175 Newport Way NW

Issaquah, WA 98027


Important Dates:

  • Applications due: Friday, February 8, 2019 (CLOSED)
  • Written Exam: Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Interviews and physical capability test: Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Estimated start date: April 2019