Currently Recruiting:
Volunteers with no Prior Experience | Open – Closes May 15th

Volunteers with NREMT certification | Continuous
Volunteers with prior firefighting experience | Continuous

Recruit Academy “Phoenix 2023”


  • 18 years of age at time of appointment
  • High School Diploma
  • Washington State DOL Driver’s License
  • Washington State DOL Driver’s Abstract with no disqualifying activities
  • A criminal background check with no disqualifying activities
  • Ability to complete physical activity exam
  • Ability to complete a medical exam


Job Description and Application Checklist


If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer with Riverside Fire & Rescue, or to submit completed application packet online email [email protected].



  Step 1 | Submit Completed Application with the following documents:

  • Department-Application-fillable
  • Copy of current, valid Drivers License
  • 3 Year Drivers Abstract 
  • Proof of Successful Completion of a Physical Agility Test
    • Applicants are responsible for cost.
    • Accepted exams are the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) or Exercise Science Center. Once you schedule and pass one of the following tests you will submit the form given to you showing you’ve passed.  For more information go to the following links:

  Step 2 | Complete applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be called in for the following:

  • Written Exam
    • Multiple choice test the will evaluate your ability to read, understand and retain written material.
  • Oral Board
    • A formal interview with individual applicants sitting on a board made up of three different ranking members from Firefighter to Battalion Chief.
  • Chiefs Interview – Must pass written test and oral board.
    • Upon successful completion of written test and oral board, applicant will sit down with a Chief for a less formal interview.

  Applicants who complete and pass all of the above will be given a conditional offer pending a criminal background check and medical evaluation.