Careers with South Whatcom Fire Authority

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


SWFA Career Positions

SWFA currently has 20 full-time career firefighters on staff.  We are not currently accepting applications, as we have an eligibility list in place. An application process will be opened and new eligibility list will be established in 2022.
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 (or until the list is exhausted) but may extend the list up to two years. An announcement will be posted when a new list needs to be established.
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