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Current Requirements for Recruits

Applicant must: 
  • Be a minimum of 18years 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.