How can someone become a paid firefighter?

The Anacortes Fire Department maintains a career staff of 23 firefighters at the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Chief Officer. The majority are also certified as Paramedics. There are a few EMT positions in the department. All applications and initial testing for full time positions are done through Public Safety Testing. Applications for Volunteer Firefighter positions are taken at the main fire station at 1016 13th Street. The Fire Department usually has openings for volunteers, and testing is done several times a year, depending on the need. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.

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1. How can a citizen test or recharge fire extinguishers?
2. How can someone become a paid firefighter?
3. How does the new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service work with the emergency 911 service?
4. How should I report a fire?
5. How do I make a complaint if I suspect someone is conducting an illegal burn?
6. Is the use of fireworks permitted within the City of Anacortes?
7. How do you dispose of unexploded fireworks or expired flares?
8. What are the current burn regulations?
9. What are the regulations regarding the use of BBQs?
10. Who does safety testing on children's car seats?
11. Is it true that the fire department issues free bicycle helmets?