Careers with South Whatcom Fire Authority

The application phase of our career hiring process is now CLOSED.


SWFA Career Positions

SWFA currently has 13 full-time career firefighters on staff.  SWFA is seeking funding for additional positions in 2022.  We are not currently accepting applications, as we have an eligibility list process in progress.
We encourage diversity in our ranks, and we administer an open and equitable hiring process.  We encourage women and minorities to apply, when positions are available.
SWFA maintains a current hiring list for one year but may extend the list to two years. When the list is reestablished, we will provide an announcement period prior to accepting applications. Those passing the competitive exam will be added to the new hiring list and considered for the interview process.
If you have any further questions, please contact us: 360-676-8080 or

Our Mission

Dedicated to maintaining a state of readiness to protect our communities through provision of effective and efficient fire and emergency life safety services.

Fire Authority Staff and Elected Board of Commissioners