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Varied staffing on a large variety of response apparatus, including engine, ladder truck, military brush rigs, and rescue Humvee

Advanced treatment protocols, including RSI, surgical airways, and a wide variety of pharmacologic interventions

Primary focus of emergency 911 calls, with strong involvement in community events and outreach

Modern, 4x4 Type 1 ambulances with new Zoll monitors and ventilator/CPAP devices, video laryngoscopes, and Power-Cot/Power-Load gurney systems

New fire engine and ambulance in 2020


Ocean Shores is an 8.5 square mile peninsula on Washington's coast, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and Grays Harbor on the other. The city also boasts 23 miles of fresh waterways, lakes and canals.


We have about 6,000 full time residents, but the city is also heavily populated by tourists year-round. The peak season between spring and summer can bring in 15,000-30,000 visitors a day. The median age of our residents is 62.


OSFD is a combination fire department with 22 career personnel, including a chief and assistant chief, administrative assistant, fire inspector and 19 firefighters. The department also has volunteer members.

As with most fire departments, about 85% of the 911 responses are for EMS. The nearest ER is at Harbor Regional Health in Aberdeen, about 25 miles away.



We currently have four full-time firefighter careers open

Schedule: 48/96, worked by three shifts

Kelly days: 24 hours earned every 24 days

Sick: 18 hours accrued per month

Holiday: 11 holidays at 12 hours of straight time

Vacation: 6-13 (24 hour) days earned per year

No residency requirement


Lateral or Entry Firefighter/Paramedic

Apply using Public Safety Testing or National Testing Network


Lateral or Entry Firefighter/EMT

Apply using Public Safety Testing or National Testing Network


  • Base monthly salary: $6,141 - $7,465 DOE

  • Current Washington state EMT-B at time of hire

  • IFSAC Firefighter 1 not required at hire (department will send candidate to academy)

  • Entry: PST or NTN scored as pass/fail

  • Laterals: No written test or CPAT required

  • More detailed information on benefits, requirements, testing


Kristin Jones, HR Director


PO Box 909, Ocean Shores, WA 98569

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