Join the BFD

The Bremerton Fire Department is located in Bremerton, WA in Kitsap County. The Department has 64 paid personnel that operate out of 3 fire stations. The BFD covers 9 square miles, 53 miles of shoreline that surrounds the city and a growing population of around 40,000 citizens. The BFD has Boat Operators, Ladder Operators, Rescue Swimmers and a Technical Rescue Team to effectively meet the needs of its citizens in any emergency.

The minimum requirements to become a Firefighter in Bremerton include: A high school diploma or GED, a valid Washington State Driver’s License and depending on the position, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

For more information on how and where to obtain an EMT Certification within Kitsap County, please visit www.kitsapcountyems.org

Application and Examination Process

All applicants must test through www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. This agency will administer the written and CPAT tests.  The names of all applicants passing the written and CPAT tests will be forwarded to the City of Bremerton Civil Service Officer.  

Upon completion of the written and CPAT tests, you must complete a City of Bremerton application (Job Opportunities), and include a personal resume, State of Washington Emergency Medical Technician/Emergency Medical Service Paramedic Certification or National Registry, and CPAT certification/letter (obtained within the last two years).

In order to be invited to the Oral Examinations, candidates must pass the CPAT and written tests, and then complete a City of Bremerton Application. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. 

To follow-up on an application, or check the status of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 360-473-2320.

Benefits Include
  • LEOFF Retirement System
  • Medical/Dental 
  • MERP 
  • 5.5% Deferred Compensation Match
  • 15.5 Kelly Days
  • Education Incentive Pay

For current job opportunities visit our Current Jobs webpage.