Commit to your community: Volunteers sought for Eastside Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) is seeking men and women interested in serving as volunteers for the communities of Wilderness Rim, Preston, Lake Joy and Tiger Mountain.

EFR is looking for energetic, community-minded residents, willing to assist with the delivery of emergency medical and firefighting services.

The agency serves nearly 120,000 residents over 190 square miles. Fire, emergency medical, and special response services are provided from fifteen stations of which ten are staffed with volunteer firefighters and EMS (emergency medical services) responders that carry pagers and respond when there is an emergency in their neighborhood.

The minimum age to apply is 18. Applicants must have good driving records and can now live outside the boundaries of EFR within five miles of the closest response

station. The testing process includes a written, physical, and psychological test, and an oral interview. The fire agency will provide a physical exam and all required clothing.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, go to or you can pick up an application Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 p.m. at the Headquarters Station - 175 Newport Way N.W. in downtown Issaquah. The last day to turn in your completed application will be on January 11, 2013, at 5 p.m. Or, e-mail to David Misakian, Volunteer Program Manager at for an appointment.


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