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Entry Level Fire Fighter - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0089)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,592.18 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,110.20 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Fire
Closes: August 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Responsible for performing general firefighting and emergency medical care at fire and disaster scenes.  Responds to fire alarms with a company; lays and connects hose, holds nozzles and directs water stream; raises and climbs ladders; uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines, and other equipment.  Drives fire apparatus; operates pumps, and other auxiliary fire apparatus.  Ventilates burning buildings by opening windows and skylights or cutting holes in roofs and floors.  Removes persons from danger and administers emergency care to injured or ill persons.  Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of department property, cleans and washes walls and floors, cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs, washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.  Performs salvage and overhaul operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.  Participates in fire drills and attends classes in firefighting and emergency medical care.  Inspects buildings to determine fire hazards.  Writes and maintains accurate reports.

2014 Entry Level Fire Fighters starting Base Salary  = $5,592.18 

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Special Note

Bellevue Fire intends to hold an Entry Level Firefighter Academy in January, 2015.  To be included on the eligible applicant list, interested parties must contact Public Safety Testing (see below) and complete the written exam and the CPAT by August 25, 2014.  Please contact Public Safety Testing for available exam dates, as all exams may not be available after certain dates.  

The Bellevue Fire Department uses Public Safety Testing to process applications and conduct written and physical exams for this position.  Please go to to complete the application process for testing or click "Apply Now" and you will be redirected. Please look for the City of Bellevue under REGIONAL FIRE RECRUITMENT CONSORTIUM after going to the Publice Safety Testing website.

Hours of Work

Work is usually performed during 24-hour shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or a GED. Candidates must be age 18 years at application and meet such medical, psychological, and physical standards as may be required. Must maintain a valid Washington Driver's License. Must be able to move objects weighing up to 150 pounds.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is usually performed during 24-hour shifts.  May frequently require exposure to hazardous conditions that are typical to a fire or emergency situation, such as, intense heat, smoke, burning debris and falling structures. Wears self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing in emergency situations. A large part of the time is spent in the performance of routine duties at a fire station.

Union Affiliation

As a condition of employment, must become a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the Union and the City.

Selection Process

The Bellevue Fire Department uses Public Safety Testing to process applications and conduct written and physical ability exams for this position. To apply for this position go to and complete the application process.  Applicants who pass the physical exam and receive a minimum 70% score on the written exam have their information and test scores forwarded to the City.  As openings occur, individuals with the highest written test scores are invited to interview.

Various Fire Stations

Bellevue, WA



Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004