Current Employment Opportunites



Bainbridge Island Fire Department has immediate openings for Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic.  Applicants must have graduated from the University of Washington/Harborview Paramedic Training Program.  Generous bonuses and promissory note payoffs are available.

  • View the lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Announcement
  • View the lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Job Description
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to



The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is now accepting test scores via Public Safety Testing (PST) for employment.  Visit PST here

All successful applicants will be sent to an EMT and Firefighter I academy.

To be considered for employment, you must:

  • Meet the required qualifications listed in the job description, excluding IFSAC Firefighter I and EMT,
  • Pass the Public Safety Testing firefighter test and submit your score to BIFD, and 

Submit proof of passing the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within twelve months prior to the application closing date. 

  • Documentation should be submitted with your application. 

Note:  BIFD does not conduct the CPAT. Third-party options such as Public Safety Testing or National Testing Network are available.

Questions 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.