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Career Employment FAQs

Lacey Fire District 3 fills firefighter positions from a pre-established hiring list. To be eligible to be added to the hiring list, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good driving record
  • EMT Certification (WA certified by hire date)
  • CPAT (by time of application)  -through Public Safety Testing
  • Incident Command System, independent study courses: IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 (by time of application) through FEMA Emergency Management Institute

In addition, the following qualifications are desirable:

  • IFSAC Firefighter 1 Certificate
  • One year active service as a responder in a fire services agency
  • AA/AS Degree in Fire Science or BA/BS in any field

To be eligible for consideration, you must test through Public Safety Testing and meet or exceed an overall score of 70%.

The District has an ongoing eligibility list.  Candidates on the list are eligible for 12 months, and are considered for any Firefighter/EMT opening during that time. New lists are generated approximately 4 months in advance of the position hire date.  Eligibility lists effective September 16, 2022, can be found here: 
Public Safety Testing list 09.16.2022
National Testing Network list 09.16.2022

Please note: Unsolicited applications and resumes will be returned. 

Questions? E-mail or call Human Resources at 360-528-2313.


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