South Whatcom Fire Authority Volunteer / Emergency Response
SWFA recruits the best possible individuals to join our organization and accepts applications for non-trained firefighters twice a year for our firefighter academy and EMT class.
Our recruitment periods begin in March and September for the respective following Fall and Winter firefighter training academies. To become a member, each recruit must pass a cognitive exam, a physical assessment test and an oral board interview.
Successful applicants then must go through drug screening, criminal and driving background checks, and an occupational medical exam. The entire recruiting process takes about 70-90 days to complete.
Our entry-level volunteer hiring process is currently CLOSED.
Please check back in early September for our next recruitment process.
Please see information below on becoming a volunteer firefighter with SWFA.
If you have a current EMT or structural firefighting certification and are interested in joining, please contact us at email@example.com to find out about lateral firefighter opportunities year-round.
*Note: Dates in the information below are NOT accurate. Use dates above, under the current recruitment timeline section.