Current Employment Opportunites


2023 Testing Announcement for Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT: The Bainbridge Island Fire Department will be testing to fill immediate Firefighter/EMT openings with an estimated start date in July 2023. 

FF/EMT Testing Announcement: Review the Entry Level Testing Announcement by clicking the link below.  The Testing Announcement provides an overview of the process.  Also, review the FF/EMT Job Description to learn more about the position, and the Hiring Brochure to learn more about the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and the community we serve.

FF/EMT Application: To submit your application for FF/EMT, please download and SAVE the FF/EMT application to your computer.  Upon completing the form, save it to your computer.  Attach the completed application and required documents and email them to . You will receive a confirmation e-mail when your form is received.  Applications will be accepted through the application period close date at noon on April 5, 2023. Emails received after the closing period will not be accepted.  

Required submissions:

  • Completed application (must be signed)
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications as well as your reasons for wanting to work for BIFD
  • Copy of valid driver's license
  • Copy of Firefighter I certification
  • Copy of current WA State (or NREMT) EMT card (must show expiration date)
  • Copy of CPAT authentication letter
  • Copy of Covid-19 vaccination card
  • Copy of DD214 if applicable

Veteran's Preference Form: To receive Veteran's preference points, please download and SAVE the Veteran's Preference Points form to your computer.  Upon completing the form, save it to your computer.  Then, attach the completed form to your application email and send it with your completed application file using the instructions above. You will need to include a printed copy of your DD214 with your Document Submittal Form as described below.


View/Download the JOB DESCRIPTION

View/Download the FF/EMT APPLICATION


Pertinent dates:

  • Application closes April 5, 2023, at noon
  • Online written exam - April 10, 2023, at 1900
  • Assessment Center - April 17, 2023, (times by invitation)
  • Chief's interview - April 24, 2023, (times by invitation)
  • Conditional offers extended by April 28, 2023

Any questions should be directed via email to .  Please include ‘Question’ in the subject line.

LATERAL FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC: The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is seeking lateral applicants for its Firefighter/Paramedic position.

Questions regarding the above position may be emailed to

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, social orientation, age, marital status, national origin, or physical disability unless based on a bonafide occupation qualification.