Careers with South Whatcom Fire Authority

SWFA Career Positions 

SWFA has 12 full-time career firefighters on staff. Currently, we are only hiring as positions become open.
We encourage diversity in our ranks, and we administer an open and equitable hiring process.
SWFA maintains a current hiring list for one year but may extend 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

The application phase of this process is now CLOSED.

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