Why EFD

Learn: About the Everett Fire Department

The Everett Fire Department employs six (6) engine companies, one (1) ladder company, one (1) swing engine ladder, ( 3) ALS medic units and one (1) BLS Aid units when staffing allows. There are six (6) fire stations located throughout the city. There are 166 uniformed firefighters employed. In 2014 the Department responded to over 18,000 EMS Alarms and over 3000 other alarms.

The men and women who serve the City of Everett come from all types of backgrounds. We vary in culture as well as educational background. Some of our people stem from generations of fire personnel, while some had no experience until becoming a member of our department. The Department strives to reflect the diversity of our City in its employees.

The Fire Department provides additional special services to the community. These services include response to hazardous materials incidents, water rescue, rope and technical rescue, and Advanced Life Support (paramedic). Becoming part of a Special Team that will respond to these skill-specific incidents requires additional training, which the Department provides to individuals selected for the teams.

As a newly hired Everett firefighter, you begin at the Washington State Fire Training Academy. During this intensive training, you will use both mental and physical skills in preparation for your career in the fire service. The class curriculum covers instruction in areas such as fire suppression and hazardous materials. 

As a City of Everett firefighter, you may seek to serve in additional career positions in the areas of Fire Suppression (such as Paramedic, Apparatus Engineer and Lieutenant), Fire Investigation, Training and Administration.

Additional Info


Contact Us

  1. Ric Cade
    Division Chief of Training
    425-257-8130
    rcade@everettwa.gov