Current Requirements for Recruits

Applicant must:
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Complete an application
  • Pass a background check
  • Posses a valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Have a good driving record
  • Pass a physical ability test
  • Pass the city medical examination and hearing test
  • Be tested for tuberculosis
  • Complete a 12-week recruit class (approx. 220 hrs) or Sunnyside Fire Department Rookie Task book
  • Complete Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention training and driving course
  • Pass an equipment location test
  • Emergency Medical Technician Training may be offered at the completion of rookie task book
  • Advanced First Aid training will be provided
Recruits are offered an optional hepatitis B vaccination.