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Pullman Fire Department
Reserve Firefighters

The Pullman Fire Department is composed of both full-time City employees, and Reserve Firefighters. Reserve Firefighters must attend the department training academy before being allowed to participate fully with the mission of the Pullman Fire Department. Once completed with both the fire academy and the First Responder course, Reserve Firefighters respond on fire and EMS calls as well as Hazardous Material releases and service calls. There are numerous opportunities to participate in specialty teams and training once a member of the department.

So you want to be a Firefighter?

Watch the video about being a recruit: Pullman Fire Recruits

Who can be a Pullman Reserve Firefighter?

Each year Pullman Fire hires new recruits to train to be a Pullman Fire Reserve. To be considered for employment, you must meet these minimum qualifications:
  • Age - Minimum of 18 years at the time of appointment to recruit academy.
  • Education - High School diploma or equivalent
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Good moral character, as verified by a background check.
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Health - Must be in good physical health.
  • Reside within one mile of Pullman City limits
  • Own or have access to a motor vehicle.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Pullman.
  • Applicant must stay in Pullman during the first summer of employment
  • Applicant must be able to provide a minimum of three years service to the department.

What does a Pullman Reserve Firefighter do?

Reserve firefighters will be assigned duties based on demonstrated proficiency, the amount of training, and the length of service. All reserve firefighters shall maintain proficiency of their assignments with regard to the standards of the department. Reserve firefighters are assigned to a shift.  When on duty they must be available from 1800-0600 to respond to the station for calls during this period.

When the Reserves are not responding to emergency calls, they participate in many different community service events. Such as providing medical aid at WSU and Pullman High School football games, and other events. Teaching First-Aid and CPR classes (when certified). Participating in parades and at the 4th of July celebration.

Where do Pullman Fire Reserves serve?

When there is an emergency call, on duty reserves will respond to Station 32 on North Grand and Terre View Drive.

The reserves serve the City of Pullman, the City of Palouse, and several small communities outside of the Pullman city limits.

When are Pullman Fire Reserve applications taken?

Applications are taken anytime. However, reserve testing is conducted in September, with training starting in October.

The process to become a reserve is as follows:

Recruit Class 2019-01 Testing Information

Practice physical agility test - September 1, 2018

                                                     September 8, 2018 from 0900 - 1200                                                                                                                   

  • Physical test practice sessions will be held at 1150 Hickman Ct

Written examination  - September 17, 2018 from 1800 - 2000, candidates will be assigned a test time. Candidates have an hour to complete the examination.

  • Written examination will be at 620 S. Grand Avenue, Fire Station 1

Physical agility test - September 22, 2018, candidates will be assigned a test time after successful completion of the written examination.

  • Physical agility test will be held at 1150 Hickman Ct, Pullman, WA 99163


 How do I get an application?

You can get an application by going to Station 31 at 620 South Grand, or you can download them from this website. Be sure to download and fill out all the required information. Return applications to Deputy Chief Ray Lamoureux at 620 S. Grand Avenue.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - September 7, 2018
Application ReserveApplication.pdf

Recruit Academy

Pullman Fire assumes their recruits are at ground zero. They provide instruction for recruits to become state certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Pullman also trains the recruits to a level equivalent to that of Fire Fighter I. This training is completed in a "recruit academy". The recruits receive about 250 hours of training.

During the training, the recruits will attend about 3 months of medical training lecture and practicals. The final 6 months are spent learning and practicing fire fighting techniques. Upon successful completion of the recruit academy, the Reserve Firefighter will graduate as a Washington State EMT and obtain their IFSAC credentials in Firefighter 1 and Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations.

Examples of the Duties of a Reserve Firefighter

  • Drives apparatus to the scene of an emergency call. Protects life and property by extinguishing fires or providing medical aid.
  • Uses specialized hand and power tools to disentangle and extricate individuals from the scene of an accident.
  • Conducts weekly vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Attends weekly training sessions.
  • Makes presentations to the public on an assigned subject basis.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

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