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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter EMT & Firefighter Paramedic

Posted: 12/5/2022
Salary: $65,917 - $93,813
Location: TBD

Application deadline:


Are you ready to make a difference in people’s lives? Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is looking for qualified candidates to join our team of dedicated and compassionate firefighters. We are seeking candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are interested in serving a diverse and growing community.  

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue is establishing an eligible list we will use to fill upcoming and future firefighter vacancies. 
We anticipate having a summer 2023 academy.  
Candidates must have an unexpired passing score on the FireTEAM test administered by National Testing Network by the application close date and have a passing score on the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) taken since December 2, 2021.  A CPAT certification will be accepted from any organization authorized and licensed by the IAFF and IAFC. If you complete your CPAT past the application closing date you may send it to by January 31, 2023. Please title your email “CPAT Documentation 2023”.

Use the Firefighter FAQ as a resource for answers to your questions regarding the FireTEAM test and passing scores.  

Sign up to take the FireTEAM test at and select Firefighter Jobs. Then select Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and follow the instructions to schedule the test location, date, and time. 

Take a look at our firefighter recruitment flyer


Example of Duties

The essential functions of the Firefighter position include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:
Responds to alarms; performs all necessary duties as a firefighter, including, but not limited to, hose line operations, fire pump operation, operation of heavy equipment (including hydraulic rescue tools), functions with hand tools necessary in fire suppression including walking on pitched roofs and cutting holes in roofs and/or walls using power or hand tools, life safety activities, rescue operations including forcible entry, property conservation operations, clean-up projects, and all other activities as required.
Provides first responder medical emergency response at the basic life support level, including initial patient and situation assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and trauma emergency medical care; prepares patients and assists paramedics in advanced life support medical care while remaining within their certified scope of practice. 



Required for Initial Employment
- High school diploma or equivalent
- EMT license or National Registry certification as a EMT at time of application. Must possess - State of Oregon EMT license by date of employment. 
- A current, valid driver's license and a driving record insurable by the District's insurer. 
- Must meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for health and fitness. 
- In addition to a high school diploma, post-high school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred and will be considered.
Other Requirements for Continued Employment
Within the first year of employment must meet the educational requirements of either a department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) or International Fire Service accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification for Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Apparatus Driver; and either Northwest Coordinating Group (NWCG) or DPSST certification for Wildland Interface Firefighter (FFT2).
Timely completion of OSHA and other required compliance training as detailed in Standard Operation Guidelines 11.1.10 (Compliance Training).
Must effectively perform essential job functions under stressful physical and mental conditions.
Must meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for health and fitness.
Under stressful physical and mental conditions, while wearing personal protective ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), perform all necessary duties as a firefighter.
Climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines and/or other hazards.
Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medications or hydration.
Reports/remains at work during major emergencies and/or disasters with little or no notice.
Work with a wide variety of hazardous materials as required. Exposure to various hazards, such as disease, chemicals, fumes, and other hazards as necessary. Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.



How to apply:

Link to Apply:

February 2023 - Establish eligibility list  To be placed on the eligible list applicants must:   Pass the FireTEAM test and the video interview.

To be considered passing, you must meet or exceed the minimum scores as follows:      

-Human Relations test score: pass point of 80% (one of two factors used to calculate exam score)  

 -Mechanical test score: pass point of 60% (pass/fail)  

-Reading test score: pass point of 80% (pass/fail)    

-Math test score: pass point of 70% (pass/fail)

Successfully complete the CPAT.  The CPAT dates we will accept has been updated to: December 2, 2021 – January 1, 2023. A CPAT will be accepted from any organization authorized and licensed by the IAFF and IAFC. If you complete your CPAT past the application closing date you may send it to by January 31, 2023. Please title your email “CPAT Documentation 2023”. Rank on the eligible list will be based on the following:

FireTEAM test - weight 50%
Video interview - weight 50%

Use the Firefighter FAQ as a resource for answers to your questions regarding the CPAT and FireTEAM test. February 2023 We anticipate conducting a summer 2023 academy and will invite candidates from the eligible list to an onsite interview, in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Link to Apply: