South Whidbey Fire/EMS is seeking experienced and innovative individuals to serve as Firefighter/EMTs. SWFE is a combination fire district, served by approximately 50 volunteers along with nine full-time command and administrative staff positions. The District serves approximately 66 square miles and 54 miles of shoreline of south Whidbey Island from 6 stations located throughout the District. The resident population is approximately 15,500 people. The department responded to approximately 2600 calls for service last year, 83% of which were EMS related. The department serves as a non-transport first response agency for medical emergencies and responds with our partner agency Whidbey Health EMS.

Firefighter/EMT’s will work a 24-hour shift and will work with the volunteer members. The district currently operates a newer well-maintained fleet of fire apparatus including; Pumpers, Tenders, Brush Trucks, Medical Response Vehicles, Two Marine Units and various utility vehicles. The PTFF positions are subject to the rules and regulations of the Fire District, Collective Bargaining Agreement, Island County and the State of Washington.


The Firefighter/EMT responds to all calls for service as dispatched, engages in fire suppression activities and mitigation, direct medical care of patients, and other related emergencies. The Firefighter/EMT participates in engine company fire inspections, public education and outreach, and community risk reduction.

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