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To qualify for lateral hire, applicant must have two or more continuous years as a full-time career firefighter at a fire agency in the United States within 12 months prior to conditional job offer.

For candidates who are not eligible for lateral hiring, the District is doing

entry level testing through the National Testing Network (NTN)

The Northern Lakes Fire District is currently accepting application packets to establish an eligibility list for both current and future employment openings for:


- Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic (preferred)

- Lateral Firefighter/EMT

A complete Application Packet and a $35 non-refundable application fee must be


submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

Submit complete Application Packet via:

    1.   Email to

    2.   Mail (must be received and not postmarked no later than deadline) to:​​

                 Northern Lakes Fire District

                 Attn: Valerie Knapp

                 125 W. Hayden Ave.

                 Hayden, ID 83835

     3.  Hand-deliver during business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST)

             Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) to Fire Station 1 front office

             located at 125 W. Hayden Ave., in Hayden,  Idaho 

     4.  Fax to 208/772-5711

The Application Packet must be completed in its entirety including:

1.   District application

      Click to open fillable FF/Paramedic or fillable FF/EMT or

      Click to open pdf version FF/Paramedic or pdf version FF/EMT

2.   Supplemental Questionnaire (click here)

3.   Cover letter addressed to the Fire Chief and Board of Fire Commissioners

4.   Resume

5.   Copy of IFSAC Firefighter 1 certification (minimum) or equivalent

6.   Copy of current EMT or Paramedic License (Paramedic preferred)

7.   Copy of Hazardous Materials Awareness certificate or equivalent

8.   Copy of Hazardous Materials Operations certificate or equivalent

9.   Copy of high school diploma or transcripts or GED or post-secondary diploma/transcripts

10. Copy of valid Driver's License

11. If claiming Veterans Preference, a copy of DD Form 214

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The District is also now testing for

Entry Level Firefighter/EMTs

and Firefighter/Paramedics

(not eligible for lateral hiring) 

through National Testing Network (see More Information Here)

  How to Apply:

  Create a Candidate Account at


Select the Northern Lakes Fire District Entry Level Firefighter/EMT

& Firefighter/Paramedic position