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 and Station 2 to be staffed with a minimum of two crew members on a 24-hour basis. Station 3 is staffed with two individuals for 12 hours daily - from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The administrative staff consists of a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal, Division Chief (EMS/Training Officer), 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 PublicSafetyTesting.com
. Currently there are NO openings at Anacortes Fire Department for Paramedics or EMTs.