Eastside Fire & Rescue extends deadline for volunteer firefighters

January 8, 2013

By Staff

Eastside Fire & Rescue needs volunteer firefighters to serve communities in rural King County, including Lake Joy, Maple Hills, Preston, Tiger Mountain and Wilderness Rim.

The agency needs men and women to assist in delivering emergency firefighting and medical services. Officials extended the application deadline to 5 p.m. Jan. 23.

The minimum age to apply to serve as a volunteer firefighter is 18. Applicants must have good driving records and must live within five miles of the closest response station.

The process includes a written exam, tests for physical ability, a psychological evaluation and the applicant’s interview. The agency provides a medical physical exam and all required clothing for volunteers.

Complete the application at the agency website, www.eastsidefire-rescue.org. Or, pick up applications between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the agency’s headquarters station, 175 Newport Way N.W.

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