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The Volunteer Firefighters program at is made up of individuals dedicated to community service.

Volunteers support many prevention, public education and community relations activities. Volunteers also respond to fire scenes in a support role with AIR10, a truck equipped to provide on-scene air-bottle refills, supplemental lighting and firefighter rehabilitation.

Weekly drills are held on Wednesday evenings. Other educational opportunities and drills are available to volunteers as well.

Volunteer qualifications and testing

Entry-level volunteer firefighters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older with a Washington state drivers license and a good driving record. To get on the eligibility list for current openings, you must apply through the National Testing Network. You will need to:

  • Take an aptitude test
  • Complete a personal history questionnaire
  • Pass a physical agility test     

Residency within our service area is preferred. The service area includes unincorporated areas of south Snohomish County as well as the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

Volunteer hiring process

Once you have registered through the National Testing Network, you will be notified of volunteer firefighter job openings. 

The top candidates in the application process will be invited for interviews, psychological evaluations, background checks, and medical examinations.

Successful candidates will attend Volunteer Recruit School, evenings and weekends. Attendance may be waived with proof of completion of a recognized state fire resident academy, at Fire District 1 discretion.

Non-Discrimination Policy

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue actively encourages members of diverse communities to apply. It is our policy that persons shall not be discrimination against in employment because of race, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age (40+), marital status, sexual orientation, disabled veteran status or disability.

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue values diversity and strives to have a diverse work force and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action.