“It is more than a job... It is a calling to serve”

Initial Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age the time of closing date for application period
  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Valid Driver’s License

Public Safety Testing Components:
The VRFA has partnered with Public Safety Testing (PST) to conduct the initial testing of candidates. Please visit PublicSafetyTesting.com to complete your application online and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you. Public Safety testing can provide additional information regarding the scoring process and the written and CPAT expiration dates for purposes of the testing process. For further information you can contact PST at 1-866-HIRE-911.

  • Written Test
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Personal History Statement (PHS)

Valley Regional Fire Authority Testing Components:

  • Oral Board Interview Panel
  • Eligibility List Established
  • Chiefs Interview
  • Ability to successfully complete the pre-employment selection process
  • Recruit Fire Academy at the South King County Fire Training Consortium
Training recruit

Take your first step


“Endure, persevere, and overcome”

Take your first step toward a life changing career at the Valley Regional Fire Authority. Here is how you can get involved in our testing process:

  1. View the Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Job Description
  2. Take a look at the current Firefighter Testing Process Announcement.
  3. Visit PublicSafetyTesting.com to complete your application online and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you.
  4. If applicable, fill out the Veteran’s Scoring Declaration Form
  5. Sign up for future job alerts with the VRFA
  6. Come check out our organization by scheduling a ride-a-long with our current firefighters!

For additional information regarding the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at HR@vrfa.org and we would be happy to assist.  Thank you for your interest in the VRFA and the communities we serve.

Training recruit

Find Your Specialty


“Set yourself apart”

The VRFA offers opportunities to serve the organization and community by specializing in specific areas:

  • Technical Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Medical Programs