Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Recruitment Process

WRITTEN TEST & CPAT – April 15, 2023 Deadline

  • The Enumclaw Fire Department partners with WA Fire Careers and accepts written test scores from National Testing Network (NTN) for our upcoming firefighter/EMT recruitment process.  Apply on National Testing Network (NTN) or visit WA Fire Careers for more information.
  • To be considered for hiring for the August 2023 recruit academy, an applicant must pass the written examination component between Novemeber 10, 2022 – April 15, 2023.
  • There will be a minimum passing score of 70% to be considered for the interview process.
  • Once you have completed the NTN written test component of the application process, your written score will be sent to Enumclaw Fire to be reviewed.
  • The top group of candidates will be invited to move forward to the interview process.
  • Candidates are required to complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) and Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) through NTN prior to the application closing date, April 15, 2023.
  • Candidates must pass the CPAT prior to the application closing date, April 15, 2023. Upload to the National Testing Network (NTN) document center.
  • For further information contact National Testing Network (NTN) at 1-855-821-3761. NTN can provide additional information regarding the scoring process and the written and CPAT expiration dates for purposes of the testing process.


    • Candidates will be invited to an oral board panel interview.
    • If you are claiming veterans’ preference in accordance with RCW 41.04.010, you must upload the Veteran’s Declaration form and a copy of your discharge document (DD214) in the National Testing Network (NTN) document center prior to your oral board panel interview.
    • There will be a 70% minimum passing score for the oral board panel interview.
    • Candidates who are late to the oral board panel interview process will be withdrawn from further consideration in the entry level process.

      CHIEFS INTERVIEW – June 5-9, 2023

      • The number of candidates invited to participate in the chiefs interview from the eligibility list will be determined based on the number of position vacancies.


      • Candidates will be placed on an eligibility list in rank order based on final examination scores and applicable veterans’ preference points.
      • The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year and may be extended.


      • Offers of employment will be conditional upon successfully completing the pre-employment background process.
      • The pre-employment background process includes a background investigation, physical ability test, drug test, psychological and medical examination.