Joint Recruitment Testing

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South Campus

Firefighting Testing/Contracts & Grants Specialist
South Campus, Room A109

 Fire service testing

Entry Level Firefighter for the City of Tumwater Fire Department   

Important documents:

Bates Technical College's Fire Service program is conducting the recruitment for the City of Tumwater Fire Department. The application process will open April 21, 2014 and will close May 2, 2014. Please direct ALL inquiries to Bates Fire Service Department at 253.680.7466, We request that you not call Tumwater with any questions.

Applications will be available online at or at Bates Technical College, in the Fire Service Training Dept., 2201 S. 78th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.  

The non-refundable written exam fee is $75. The non-refundable CPAT Test is $119. The written exam date is May 31, 2014. Test times are 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.   To order a practice test, Visit, FF-EL 102.    

All applicants that score 80 percent or higher will move forward in the application process.     

Tumwater Fire Department will accept CPATs from other agencies.

For those that do not have a CPAT, Bates will conduct a CPAT Test May 17 and 18, if you wish to participate in this event. Please fill out the CPAT reservation form and send it to 2201 S. 78th St Tacoma, WA 98409. Deadline for this form is also May 2, 2014, by 4:30 p.m.    

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