Resident Firefighter Program

This program is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in a full time career in the fire service.


Resident Firefighter Program
NWCG Wildland Firefighter II and National EMT Certification
Resident Firefighter Program
Residential Housing and a stipend-based Shift Schedule working with Career Staff
Resident Firefighter Program
A position at the Chelan County Fire District 1 Resident Fire Training Academy
Resident Firefighter Program
The opportunity to complete IFSAC Firefighter I & II, HAZMAT Awarness & Operations (The academy starts in September)
Resident Firefighter Program
Associates of Technical Science Degree in Firefighting at a local Community College


*Please fill out the PDF online and print and mail to
377 Eastmont Ave. East Wenatchee, WA 98802
or email [email protected]


Today’s Resident Firefighter lives at the fire station and are enrolled in our Fire Science Degree Program. Residents are with the district for two years while attending school and receiving training and valuable experience.  The Resident Firefighter must be 18 years of age, must maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License, and be insurable by the Fire District’s insurance carrier. The Fire District provides all of the safety gear as well as work uniforms.  When the Resident is on shift, they perform all of the same duties as the career firefighters. They are required to respond to incidents, perform routine truck and equipment checks, assist with fire prevention and education programs, station maintenance, etc… A Resident is assigned to a shift and will work as part of the on-duty crew on 24 hour shifts except while in class as part of the Fire Science Program.

At the end of the Fire Science Program, Residents will have an AAS Fire Science Degree, two years of on the job training and the following certifications:

  • IFSAC Firefighter 1
  • IFSAC Firefighter 2
  • IFSAC Hazmat Operations
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2
  • ITAC Basic and Advanced (fire tactics)