Eastside Fire seeking volunteer firefighters throughout the Valley
January 13, 2012 · 12:10 PM
Eastside Fire and Rescue is seeking applicants interested in serving as volunteer firefighters in Carnation, North Bend, Preston, Tiger Mountain, Lake Joy, Wilderness Rim and other surrounding communities.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, reside within five driving miles of the nearest EFR fire stations, have a valid Washington State driver’s license, a good driving record, and be drug free and fit for purpose. Background checks, medical evaluations, and psychological screenings will be conducted during the application process.
EFR provides fire suppression, medical aid, and rescue services to nearly 120,000 citizens from fifteen stations located throughout the northeast portion of King County. Volunteer firefighters receive all necessary equipment and training in order to respond to community emergencies as requested and available.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, or want to learn more about the opportunity, download an application at www.eastsidevolunteer.org . Applications for the next recruit academy are due at our Headquarters Station (175 Newport Way NW in Issaquah) by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2012.
“Being a volunteer firefighter is a big commitment, but the rewards for helping your community and your neighbors are even greater. It is a life changing adventure and one I highly recommend,” says EFR Fire Chief LeeSoptich, who served as a volunteer for 11 of his 37 years in a fire career.