SWFA maintains an eligibility list for the purpose of filling vacancies of career firefighter/EMTs. Currently a hiring list is in place with an expected renewal of the list through recruitment to occur in Summer of 2024.
The South Whatcom Fire Authority (SWFA) serves the communities of Chuckanut, Lake Samish, West Lake Samish, Yew Street Road, Geneva and Sudden Valley. Our 25 career firefighters and chief officers, and more than 25 volunteer and part-paid firefighters, as well as dedicated administrative staff, and five elected commissioners all work toward the common goal of serving our citizens. SWFA is responsible for providing services to 32 square miles of combined suburban and rural areas, wilderness recreational regions, and interstate transportation routes. Our services are mission-based and are guided by our principles and values. The Fire Authority provides emergency services including fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services.
Our application process is currently closed for the position of career firefighter/EMT. We are not accepting application for this position at this time. If you are interested in volunteering as a firefighter/EMT, please visit https://www.swrfa.org/volunteer/. We encourage you to visit our website regularly as we typically recruit at least annually to maintain and eligibility list for hiring.
We encourage external applicants to participate in our Ride Along Program to experience the culture at South Whatcom Fire Authority, and to gain knowledge about how our organization operates.