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Join Our Elite Team of First Responders!We are committed to promoting fire prevention education, fire suppression, emergency medical transport services, and other emergencies and non-emergency activities to our residents, visitors and the surrounding community. We accomplish this mission through education, training and dedication to the protection of our citizens.

The fire service is an honorable profession that requires integrity, selflessness, sacrifice, courage, discipline and commitment; therefore, we recruit and hire driven candidates who reflect the diversity of the community we serve. As the needs of our community are ever-changing and ever-growing, our goal is to provide you with an opportunity that is rewarding and challenging. If you are passionate about serving others, are physically and emotionally fit, and desire to be part of a team of exceptional people, consider joining the Pullman Fire Department.

Thank you for your interest in the Pullman Fire Department.


Civil Service 
Brian Dailey
Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner
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Human Resource Department 
Deb Peschel
Human Resource Manager
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Pullman: Live. Work. Play.

Situated on the picturesque hills of the Palouse, Pullman is a small town with the amenities, culture, and services typically offered in urban environments. With an unparalleled standard of living, opportunities to hike, fish, bike ride, or just enjoy more than eight miles of city pathways and trails, Pullman is a place to call home. Having a world class research institute of higher living, Pullman also provides students, visitors, and residents a vibrant college town environment and access to innumerable high-quality activities.
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Career Position Requirements
  • Minimum Age 21
  • US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • High School Graduate/GED
  • Driver's License Required
  • No Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult
  • No Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile (Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed)
  • Ability to Read and Write the English Language
  • College Degree Not Required
  • EMT Certified 
  • The ability to perform all physical requirements of the position.
  • Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of Section 41.08.070 of the Revised Code of Washington.
Application and Selection Process
Pullman Fire Department’s hiring process is governed by the Washington State WAC 357 Civil Service Rules. The City uses testing processes in partnership with Public Safety Testing.

  • Applicants must register with
  • Written Exam (Must pass with a score of 70% or higher to move on to the next step)
  • Complete the sequence of CPAT events
  • Top scoring candidates are verified that the minimum requirements have been met
  • Those who have qualified will be invited to oral interviews
  • Oral interview and written exam scores are combined to rank candidates
  • Top ranking candidates are invited to Chief interviews
  • Criminal Background Investigation
  • Driving History Check
  • Personal and Professional Reference Check
  • Offer of Employment (Subject to drug screening and medical exam outcome)
  • Registered for WA State Fire Training Academy (12 week course in North Bend, WA)
Work Schedule
Staffing is divided into four shifts called platoons A, B, C, and D. Pullman Firefighters work the four-platoon shift schedule, 24-hours on, 48-hours off, 24-hours on, 96-hours off with debit days.
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