Thank you for your interest in Shoreline Fire Department.  Shoreline Fire Department is not currently hiring for the position of entry level firefighter.  Please see the Job Openings section on the Careers page for more information.


Interested in becoming an entry level firefighter? Shoreline Fire Department utilizes National Testing Network. Please review the information below for more details.

Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment Process

The  Shoreline Fire Department partners with National Testing Network (NTN) who provides full testing services for the position of Firefighter/EMT.  The Department 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.

What to expect at the National Testing Network website:

  • Completion of the application process
  • Review all information related to the Department’s 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.

Our Department participates 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 please email

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 Shoreline Fire Department does not have a volunteer firefighter program.  However, Shoreline Fire does offer a Fire Cadet Program.  To obtain more information or see if you would qualify, please see the link below.

Fire Cadet Program