Shoreline Fire Department is hiring for the position of Lateral Firefighter

Additional information about the firefighter recruitment process can be found at

Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment Process

The Northshore Fire Department and Shoreline Fire Department partners with National Testing Network (NTN) who provides full testing services for the position of Firefighter/EMT. The Departments will select applicants from the NTN eligibility list based on the individual’s NTN test and application. Selected individuals will then be invited to participate in the additional stages of our hiring process.

For more information, or to fill out an application and schedule to test, go to National Testing Network, select Fire and sign up for “Shoreline Fire Department and Northshore Fire Department.”

What to expect at the National Testing Network website:

  • Completion of the application process
  • Review all information related to the Departments’ Firefighter/EMT position, including job requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test and CPAT testing. Note: Only CPAT scores from NTN or Public Safety Testing (PST) completed within the last 12 months will be accepted.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Both Departments participate in NTN’s fee waiver program to help our applicants with a financial need afford testing fees. To find out more and to apply, visit NTN’s FAQ page on their website (see question 27).

For questions email

The Northshore Fire Department is in the process of implementing a contract for services with Shoreline Fire Department this spring. Once an agreement has been formalized, new hires will become employees of the Shoreline Fire Department. 

EMT Certification

A current Washington state EMT certification is required within six months of hire. If you possess a National Registry certification eligible for transfer to Washington State or certification from another state, please see King County reciprocity requirements.

Volunteer Firefighter Programs

The Northshore Fire Department does not have a volunteer firefighter program. However, becoming a volunteer firefighter is a great way to start a career in the fire service. For information on volunteer opportunities in Washington State:

Volunteer Opportunities