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Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Tacoma, Washington 98445
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Central Pierce Fire & Rescue (CPFR) is currently seeking candidates interested in serving our community as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT).

The mission of CPFR is to quickly, skillfully, and compassionately respond to the needs of our diverse communities by safely providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, public information and education, and prevention and code compliance.

CPFR protects a service area of 85 square miles (Spanaway, Parkland, Midland, Summit, Summit View, South Hill, Elk Plain, Portion of Frederickson, City of Puyallup and unincorporated "North Puyallup") with a population served of 205,000. Our service area borders the cities of Tacoma, Lakewood, Edgewood, Fife, Sumner, Graham, and Joint Base Lewis McChord (which is one of the largest military posts in the United States).

CPFR has 12 active fire stations distributed throughout our response area. Our front-line uniform personnel staff and operate 10 engine companies, 2 ladders, 8 medic units, and 2 command vehicles. Uniformed personnel also cross-staff brush vehicles, utility vehicles, a hazardous materials unit and technical rescue vehicle. The majority of the uniformed force is engaged in fire suppression and emergency medical service delivery.

For additional information about Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, visit our website.


Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of 18 years of age.

A nationally recognized candidate physical ability test (CPAT*) will be required prior to initial interviews and any hiring consideration. The CPAT* assesses the physical abilities necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter. The CPAT* certification must be less than 12 months old from the date of the initial interviews. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 22nd, 2017. Please attach written documentation of your CPAT* certification to your application or provide written documentation no later than check-in for your initial interview.

*CPAT = Candidate Physical Ability Test
Go to of call 1-866-563-3882
Go to or call 1-866-447-3911

Valid driver's license is required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.

Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician is required by completion of Firefighter Recruit Training with maintenance thereafter. Emergency Medical Technician certification is not required at the time of application.

Firefighter candidates are evaluated by the District's adopted minimum medical standards.

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