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Shift Captain

Shift Captain

West Benton Fire Rescue operates on a 2023 annual budget of $2,140,574. The district is currently staffed with 8 full-time employees, including the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, 3 Shift Captains, 2 Firefighters, 1 Administrator, 24 volunteers which include 3 Lieutenants and 20 firefighters. In addition, WBFR has 6 Student Residents that supplement the shift response.Stations 310 has 3 shifts that work 48 hours on and 96 hours off while station 320 is an all-volunteer station. Services provided by West Benton Regional Fire Authority include structural firefighting, wildland, firefighting, hazardous materials response, swift water rescue, vehicle and machinery extrication and emergency medical care and treatment. Community programs offered include CPR training, child fire safety education, fire extinguisher training classes, smoke detector installation and a community life jacket loaner program. The Shift Captain, under supervision of the Duty Fire Chief, assumes responsibility of fire stations and fire company operations, participates in, and directs assigned personnel in emergency responses, daily fire department operations, training, and prevention activities, including working with employees to correct deficiencies and implementing disciplinary procedures. The position will work a 48/96 shift and provide line level leadership to personnel assigned to shift.


2023 Captain Base Salary Range: $72,516 to $80,388 (not including AEMT and Deferred Compensation Incentives)The Shift Captain is a non-exempt CBA position, under supervision of the Deputy Fire Chief and will receive workflow direction from the Deputy Fire Chief or Designated Program Managers. Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/AD&D/Life insurance, LEOFF retirement plus 457 plan (4% employer contribution), and family LifeFlight membership. CBA provides 2% AEMT stipend, 132 annual holiday hours, 288 hours sick leave (first year), 168 annual vacation hours.

Position: Shift Captain
Organization: West Benton Fire Rescue
Location: Prosser,  WA 
United States
Salary: 2023 Captain Base Salary Range: $72,516 to $80,388 (not including AEMT and Deferred Compensation Incentives)
Posting Start Date: 1/18/2023
Date Posted: 1/19/2023
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
  • Five years of active service as a career or volunteer firefighter. Service years must be current.
  • IFSAC (Or Equivalent) FF1, HazMat Operations and Instructor 1
  • Washington State or National Registry EMTB Certification
  • EVIP Certificate
  • Proficient Computer Skills
  • Good Driving Record, must be insurable with Districts’ insurance carrier
  • Must reside within a 30-minute response from West Benton Fire Rescue Station 310 within one year.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Washington State or National Registry Advanced EMT
  • Command Officer Training, Skills, and Experience
  • NWCG Strike Team Leader
  • IFSAC Fire Officer 2
  • IFSAC Instructor 2
  • NFA Safety Officer
  • ITAC Training
  • HazMat On-Scene Incident Command
Necessary documents for Application Submittal:
  • WBFR Application
  • WBFR Background Check Package
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Supporting certifications and documentation, including copy of driver’s license and EMT Certification
  • A combination of experience and qualifications may be considered if it is in the best interest of WBRFA.
Visit our website for more information and for an application packet at www.westbentonfirerescue.org For questions, please contact Gayle Carrasco at gcarrasco@weswtbentonfirerecue.org or 509-786-3873.
All completed applications and related materials must be received no later than 3pm on February 23rd, 2023. All application materials to be submitted in loose leaf form in a single envelope. Applications can either be dropped off or mailed to:
West Benton Fire Rescue
Attention: Gayle Carrasco
1200 Grant Ave
Prosser, WA 99350

Status: This listing expires on: 4/19/2023
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West Benton Fire Rescue

Prosser,  WA 99350
United States
(509) 786-3873
Gayle Carrasco

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