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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 Bellingham Fire Department will not be accepting entry level applications for 2014.  Entry level candidates interested in the Bellingham Fire Department are encouraged to check back at the end of 2014 for an update regarding the 2015 recruitment process.

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.

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