Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment And Volunteer Opportunities


Paramedic / Firefighter 


Fire District 5's Paramedic Firefighters are at the core of our district.  They perform the daily operations at the station levels on top of their response for assistance and community calls. They assist with volunteer recruitment, training, and many other aspects of the fire district. 

Grays Harbor Fire District 5 is currently testing for Paramedic Firefighters 

Part-Time Firefighter / EMT Positions 

Note: The application phase is closed at this time for part time testing. We will reopen as needed.  Applications will be accepted and held on file for the next testing period.

The Part-time Firefighter EMT positions were created in January 2017 after passing a levy in November 2016 to support EMS services within our fire district.  With the ever-increasing need for medical assistance by our community, we had the need to add to our staffing in order to support these demands put on our system. 

  • Open to qualified district volunteers in good standings that wish to move to a part-time position prior to opening it up to the public. 
  • Open to public members after the internal list has been exhausted
  • Applicants must possess Firefighter 1 or WA State equivalency certification within 12 months
  • WA Certified EMT or Paramedic
  • Ability to work a rotating schedule, 24 hours on Duty and 120 hours off. (1 on 5 off)
Grays Harbor Fire District 5 has plenty of opportunities for those wanting to enter the field of becoming a career firefighter and paramedic or if you are looking to transfer from one agency to another.  We also have the lifetime rewarding volunteer positions that serve the community in times of need.

Fire District 5 has the following opportunities available for volunteering

  • Traditional On Call From Home Volunteers
  • Resident Shift Volunteers (these volunteers can reside in the district or out of district and do 3 12 hour shifts a month)
  • EMS Responders - Training available 
  • Firefighters - Training available 
  • Support Positions - Sometimes there comes a time where you may not fit into a firefighter or EMS category but can bring something to the district as a support team member.  These positions are done as an as-needed case. 

Volunteer positions with Fire District 5 can be from the already experienced EMT, Firefighter, Emergency Responder or it can be for the person that has no experience at all.  While there has been a lot of shift towards career staff in many agencies the volunteers still remain a core part of Fire District 5.  

In 2020 Grays Harbor Fire District 5 will be allowing and setting up an EMS only volunteer division where volunteers wanting to work with the medical side of our agency only as opposed to also doing firefighting can do so.  EMS only volunteers will help with EMS calls, Transports from facility to facility and all other medical response type calls.  Volunteers doing EMS transports and calls receive a per call/transport paid-call stipend 

Out of district volunteers must reside within 45 minutes' drive from the district boundaries and may be required to work shifts in the volunteer shift resident program.