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Firefighter and Paramedic Employment and Testing


Thank you for your interest in employment with the Bellingham Fire Department. The following information is provided to answer some of your questions about the firefighter recruitment process.

Minimum Qualifications

Recruitment Process

The City of Bellingham partners with National Testing Network, Inc (NTN) to provide full testing services for the position of Firefighter. The next recruitment will be mid-April through mid-June, 2015. Additional information will be posted on our website when the recruitment opens. Candidates interested in applying can sign up to receive email notification when opportunities are posted. Job Alerts

For more information, to fill out an application and schedule to test, go to National Testing Network, select Fire and sign up for the Bellingham Fire Department (available during the recruitment period).

What to expect at the National Testing Network website:

Compensation and Benefits

The current salary for the position of firefighter is $4973/month; the full salary range is $4973 – $6307/month. An extensive benefits package is provided including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. Employees are subject to the provisions of a union contract.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, contact Human Resources.  Also visit the Fire Department’s web page.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application/examination process should contact Human Resources.

M 9/11/2015

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