The volunteer program provides hands-on experience for individuals interested in serving their community via the fire service. Graham Fire & Rescue typically holds one recruit academy each year for both combat (fire fighting) and support positions. The volunteer positions within Graham Fire & Rescue are Combat (firefighter), Chaplain, or Support Services.
Interested individuals must submit their name and contact information to Graham Fire & Rescue to be placed on an interest list for the upcoming academy. The application process will be open in the summer, and those on the interest list will be notified via email.
To learn more about our volunteer program or to have your name added to the interest list, please visit our Volunteering page.
Pierce County Fire District #21—Graham Fire & Rescue (WA)
Pierce County Fire District #21, also known as Graham Fire & Rescue, is a junior taxing district of the State of Washington, serving 70 square miles of southern unincorporated Pierce County. With fabulous views of Mount Rainier and just minutes away from the Puget Sound, Graham is located on the fringes of Tacoma and Puyallup with a suburban northern end and a very rural southern end.
Founded in 1962, the District first operated out of the old bus garage at Kapowsin High School. In 1963, a new station was built just north of the railroad tracks on Meridian in Graham over the site of Benson’s Hardware Store. Today, the District operates out of five staffed fire stations and one volunteer station with a daily minimum staffing level of 17 responders.
Graham Fire & Rescue is a combination department comprised of 70 career firefighters and firefighter/paramedics, 15 volunteer firefighters, the Fire Chief, 6 Administrative Chiefs, and 10 Support, Education, Mechanic, and IT personnel. Career firefighters and most volunteers are assigned to three shifts working a 24-hour Modified Detroit schedule. The District still responds from a home volunteer group and maintains an active volunteer support services.
In 2017, the District responded to 6,968 calls for service. Calls for service include fire, rescue and medical aid, hazardous materials and water rescue response, as well as paramedic transports to area hospitals.
Salary range: $92,000–$115,000. Starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The District also includes an excellent benefit package.
Please submit a signed and completed application, resume, cover letter, and any other relevant supporting documentations no later than 5:00PM PST on Friday, February 1, 2019.
Application materials must be sent electronically, with return receipt request (if available), to: email@example.com
Please direct all inquiries regarding position details, application process, and application materials to the email address above.