Appointment Process


Once you have completed all the required documents included in the application packet (PDF), please mail or hand deliver them to:
Cheney Fire Department 
611 4th Street
Cheney, WA 99004

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Selection Process

Once the application packet has been received, the selection process is as follows:
  • Application packets will be reviewed for completeness and minimum qualifications.
  • Candidates eligible for the position will be notified of the time and place of the physical agility test. Testing dates are scheduled in the spring and the fall.
  • All candidates who successfully complete the physical agility test will then be scheduled for an oral interview.
  • If appointed to a position, you will be required to have a physical examination and drug test, which will be provided at no cost to you.
  • Finally, candidates must pass a background investigation and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Eligible candidates will receive an offer of employment with the City of Cheney as a resident firefighter or cross-walk candidate.
  • Resident Firefighters are at-will employees, and separation of employment could happen at any time.