King Co. Fire Chiefs Association Diversity and Recruitment Workshop | May 6

May 02, 2023

Time and Location

May 06, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CWU - Sammamish Campus, 120 228th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA 98074, USA

About the event

Join the KCFCA Diversity & Recruitment Workshop, hosted by Eastside Fire and Rescue, to learn everything you need to know about starting and maintaining a rewarding career in Fire, EMS, and other first response or public health opportunities. This event is completely FREE and designed to help potential candidates be successful in the pre-hiring, hiring, training, and career segments of their professional journey.

The classes covered in this workshop include:

• Firefighter written exam preparation

• Oral board interview preparation

• Wellness and fitness requirements and preparation

• Psych and background check expectations and preparation

• A day in the life of a firefighter

Breakfast and lunch are being generously sponsored by King County EMS and feature local eateries selected by Eastside Fire and Rescue. There will be numerous opportunities to meet one-on-one with agencies from across the region throughout the event, including fire service agencies, EMS agencies, 911 communication agencies, and public health agencies.

There will be firefighters or staff from every agency participating in the event, from all backgrounds and levels of their organization, who are looking to connect with participants to provide ongoing mentorship throughout the hiring process and beyond. This event is especially welcoming of underserved persons in our industry - including the BIPOC community, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and those with little-to-no experience in or around the fire service. We want you to know that you have a place in the fire service, and our agencies want to help you succeed.

So, be sure to seize this opportunity to jump-start a very rewarding career and be prepared to make connections with fire service leaders from around the region.