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Employment Opportunities

Career Firefighter
Clark County Fire & Rescue is using Public Safety Testing  https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/ to select qualified applicants for the hiring of entry level Career Firefighters. Please use the following link to review our minimum requirements and disqualifiers.  Clark County Fire & Rescue
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Part-time Firefighter
Clark County Fire & Rescue is not accepting applications for Part-time Firefighters at this time.
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Volunteer Firefighter
Clark County Fire & Rescue is currently accepting Volunteer Firefighter applications. Volunteers work closely with career personnel to protect the lives and property of the citizens we serve. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Training in fire and medical response
  • Responding to emergency incidents
  • Assisting with public safety education projects

To be considered, applicants must complete and return either the PDF or the fill-in Volunteer Firefighter application to CCF&R headquarters located at 911 North 65th Avenue in Ridgefield. Applications may also be obtained by calling 360-887-4609.

PDFVolunteer FF Application Fill-in Version 04-2010

In addition to the application, candidates must pass a general knowledge exam, physical ability test and an oral interview; those who are selected will be given a physical exam, background check, and drug screen prior to becoming a volunteer.

Applicants with current firefighting experience may be considered as lateral volunteers, at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator, and may not need to participate in an Academy.  Lateral Applicants MUST provide copies of  the following certifications:  NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 (if have it), Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, ICS 100, 200 & 700, Live Fire Training documentation, WA State EMT or NREMT, CPR Card (Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer). The oral interview, physical ability test, physical exam, background check, and drug screen will still be required of lateral volunteers.

For more information, contact Division Chief Mike Jackson at 360-887-4609 or via Email.

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Interns: Program Overview
The Intern program is designed to give students that are involved in a college Fire Science degree program the necessary skills to become familiar with fire department procedures and the tools needed to become marketable in the fire service. Clark County Fire & Rescue currently has agreements with both Portland Community College and Lower Columbia College. CCF&R accepts students willing to make the maximum term commitment to the program as outlined by each individual school. This allows the intern to fulfill fire science electives that would normally be taken in a classroom and gives the student that needed education and experience to be a successful firefighter. Interns work as firefighters under the direction of an assigned company officer and respond to emergency medical calls, fires and other 911 emergencies. They also get education and experience in relation to station duties, vehicle and tool maintenance as well as mentoring for current classes and preparatory skills needed for employment opportunities. To be considered for an Intern position, applicants must complete and return either the PDF or Microsoft Word Intern Firefighter application PDF / Word to CCF&R headquarters located at 911 North 65th Avenue in Ridgefield. Applications may also be obtained by calling 360-887-4609. For further information, contact Division Chief Mike Jackson via Email or by phone at (360) 887-4609.
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