Kittitas County Fire District 7 is a combination career and volunteer department that proudly serves over 126 square miles and responds to over 800 911 calls annually in the rapidly developing area of Cle Elum, Washington, approximately 80 miles east of Seattle along the I-90 corridor.
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We Are Committed To
- The safety of our community & responders
- Having the highest level of skills and training
- Excellent communication throughout the organization
- A results-driven and goal-oriented work ethic
- Building quality relationships and collaborative efforts within our community
Responding to over 800 calls for service each year from 8 strategically located fire stations across 126sq miles, our community’s needs are best served by our dedicated members – someone like you.
Becoming a firefighter is a gratifying experience that offers you the chance to give back to your community. KCFD7 provides training, turnout gear, support to succeed, and comradery. KCFD7 welcomes volunteer candidates from various backgrounds, work history, education, training, and skillsets.
Volunteers are the backbone of what we do and who we are. Whether you’re a Firefighter, EMS, Tender Operator, Rehab Member, or anything in between, we need you. Without the participation and the high level of dedication of these members, the services provided by KCFD7 would be considerably different. Our ability to gain, maintain, and train new volunteers is a direct measurement of our ability to perform the essential functions of the district. Thus, there are FIVE great ways (listed below) for you to serve to accommodate your availability and personal goals.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you succeed as a member of our dynamic and growing fire district.
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All volunteers are a part of the Kittitas County Fire Rescue Volunteer Association.
Volunteers are the backbone of what we do and who we are. Whether you’re a Firefighter, Tender Operator, Rehab Member, or anything in between, we need you. Without the participation and the high level of dedication by these members, the services provided by Fire District 7 would be considerably different. Our ability to gain, maintain, and train new volunteers is a direct measurement of our ability to perform the essential functions of the district. Thus, we offer FIVE great ways for you to serve to match your availability, personal goals, and lifestyle.
Are you interested in joining the greatest profession in the world?
Volunteer Firefighters respond within our district; they respond from home or work as needed and when available. Volunteers live within or near the boundaries of KCFD7, can participate at many levels, and are not required to work shifts. Volunteers will have the necessary training and are encouraged to participate at the highest level possible to keep their skills sharp to maintain and increase their ability to fight fires and perform EMS functions effectively.
Do you have previous experience with a state or federal agency fighting wildfires? Are you only interested in becoming certified to fight wildfires? Regardless, we have a position for you. KCFD7 covers 126 sq miles and provides fire protection to residents within the district and aid to our partners at the DNR, Forest Service, BLM, and neighboring departments when requested. During the hot summer months, KCFD7 experiences wildfires that could potentially be devastating without a quick response from our members.
Tender Operators play a vital role within our organization. Tenders are regularly used to bring a water supply to fire incidents within the district or our mutual aid partners. Most of our area and neighboring agencies have no fire hydrants. KCFD7 needs to add tender drivers to our roster, even if it’s the only aspect of the agency you wish to participate. We have recently upgraded our tender fleet to make it safer and more accessible for our members to provide tender support.
Rehab Team member
Rehab Team Members fill a critical response and general assistance need through a variety of opportunities to be involved. Rehab Members drive support vehicles to emergency incidents. They fill air bottles and assist in rehabilitating our firefighters by providing nourishment and hydration at incident scenes. They provide support during large training activities, perform monthly truck checks, and participate in public education events.
We have a dedicated team of rehab members that truly make a difference in our member’s ability to successfully mitigate large incidents. We provide all the free training you need to be successful at serving.
Do you have previous experience as medical professional with another agency? Do you currently have an EMT license and need to affiliate with an agency? Fire District 7 has a position for you to make a difference.