Reserve Firefighter Information

Eastside Fire & Rescue has closed the application period for Reserve Recruitments. 
Future recruitment dates shall be posted here.


Reserve Firefighter Position:

The Reserve Firefighter program is new to EF&R and offers the opportunity for those interested in a fire service career to gain valuable training and experience. Selected candidates shall receive Firefighter 1 and EMT certification.


Reserve Firefighters are assigned to a career crew, work up to three (3) ten-hour shifts and one (1) 24-hour weekend shift per month. Reserve Firefighters may be affiliated with another fire department so long as they meet training and shift requirements. Reserve Firefighters do not need to live within EF&R boundaries.

Some of the advantages include:

  • Marketable training and experience
  • Mentorship
  • Reserve Firefighter incentive for career hiring process
  • Department sponsored training to obtain a career in the fire service

 Lateral Requirements: 

  • IFSAC Firefighter 1 or equivalent
  • Washington State EMT or National Registry EMT
  • Lateral candidates shall be subject to skills evaluation

Testing Process:

Qualified applicants are invited to participate in a written exam, hosted by Eastside Fire & Rescue. Note: Candidates scoring 80% or above on the PST written exam within the last 12-months, will have the testing requirement waived. Candidates requesting waiver must provide proof of 80% or above test score along with their application.

Candidates are required to successfully complete the CPAT prior to application. The test is offered by Public Safety Testing:


Important Documents to Review:
Reserve FF Application: Submitted online through the EF&R HR System here.
Reserve FF Job Description
Policy 2702: Motor Vehicle Operator Standards

Important Dates:

  • Written Exam: To be announced
  • Proof of CPAT completion: To be announced
  • Interviews: To be announced

Selected entry level candidates will be required to complete a Weekend Recruit Academy in North Bend. The academy is held over the course of 12 weekends (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday). Lodging and food will be provided.  Academy dates: To be announced.