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Emergency response is provided by 15 dedicated career Firefighter/Paramedics and 6 Firefighter/EMT and who have had at least one year experience prior to employment with the Department. 

Twenty-one Firefighters are assigned to 24-hour shifts allowing Station 1 to be staffed with up to four individuals every day, Station 2 to be staffed with two crew members on a 24-hour basis and Station 3 with two individuals for 12 hours daily.  A minimum of four Firefighter/Paramedics or Firefighter/EMTs are on duty at any given time during a 24 hour period. The administrative staff consists of a Fire Chief, EMS/Training Officer, Fire Marshal, and a secretary. Firefighter/Paramedics and Firefighter/EMTs are assisted by Volunteer Firefighters. Some Volunteers also have Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

All Firefighter/Paramedics are members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1537. Recruitment for vacancies within the department is done through the website

Currently there are NO openings at Anacortes Fire Department for Paramedics or EMTs.