Firefighter: Colorado Springs Colorado Deadline: October 31, 2016

Colorado springs fire department, colorado


Deadline: October 31, 2016

Salary: $48,996 – $68,990 Annually

Job Description:

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is currently building a list for anticipated future positions for Entry Level Firefighter.   All testing must be completed by October 31, 2016 to be included on the current list.

 Candidates MUST have a valid CPAT and FireTEAM score as a minimum qualification.

Salary Information:

Benefit Information:

Candidate Contact :

Cassie Mills

Senior Human Resources Generalist


Department Overview: The Colorado Springs Fire Department went into service on February 12, 1894, with one fire station, a staff of six and a horse-drawn pumper. Today, the department has 21 fire stations, 468 full-time employees, and 31 front-line emergency apparatus. These apparatus include 21 engine companies, six truck companies, a heavy rescue team, a hazardous materials response team, and two medical squads.  Additionally, the department has 11 brush trucks for wildland firefighting, one air supply truck, one hazardous materials decontamination vehicle, and one hose wagon.  Fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with daily minimum staffing of 115 personnel. Major programs include Hazardous Materials Response, Heavy Rescue, High Angle Rescue, and Wildfire Suppression, with many other programs that support the department’s mission. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is the first responder on all medical emergencies within the city, as well as the provider of all fire code enforcement activities.  The department responds to almost 60,000 calls annually and approximately 68% of those are medical emergencies.

City Information: The City of Colorado Springs is located in south-central Colorado between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the eastern plains of Colorado. The city is 195 square miles and the elevation is 6,035 feet with an estimated 2012 population of 428,277. Colorado Springs is the state’s largest city in terms of area and second only to Denver in population. The city lies in a semi-arid climate with an average snowfall of 42.7 inches annually.

There are five major military institutions in Colorado Springs: Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, and the United States Air Force Academy. These bases are a significant factor in the local economy, constituting over 20% of all employment. Other major industries include defense contracting, healthcare, software development, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, data centers, religious and nonprofit organizations, and tourism.

Some of the major attractions in Colorado Springs include Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Broadmoor Hotel, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, United States Olympic Training Center, and United States Air Force Academy.

Population: 428,277

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: Yes, You must be by the date of hire a US citizen, permanent resident alien, temporary resident alien, applicant for temporary resident status, refugee or asylee. All applicants that are offered employment must provide documents to establish their identity and employment eligibility for authorization to work in the U.S.

High School Grad/GED: Yes.

Valid COLORADO State Driver’s License: Yes, or able to obtain. Any valid US driver’s license is acceptable.

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Additional Qualifications:

  • Successfully completed the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) no more the 12 months prior to the testing process*.
  • Maintain a valid FireTEAM score using National Testing Network (NTN). **
  • Be in appropriate physical condition and meet medical standards as established by the City of Colorado Springs Fire Department
  • You must not have been convicted of a crime that would affect your ability to certify with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Visit the NREMT website at that will preclude EMT certification

*Only a CPAT licensed by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) will be accepted. The Colorado Springs Fire Department requires candidates to have a valid CPAT at the time of testing (see specific date on specific hiring postings and communications) and at the time of final employment offers. Find CPAT organizations here.

** A FireTEAM score is deemed valid by NTN. Scores are determined with the following minimum and weighted scores.

MINIMUM AND/OR WEIGHTINGHuman RelationsNo minimum score

Mechanical Aptitude

No minimum score


Minimum score of 70% - marked as pass/fail


Minimum score of 70% - marked as pass/fail

Total Score

Weighted score of Human Relations (70%) and Mechanical (30%)

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: No felony convictions allowed; candidates must not have been convicted of a crime that would affect your ability to certify with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Visit the NREMT website at that will preclude EMT certification.

Driving Disqualifiers: No automatic disqualifiers.

Drug Use Disqualifiers: No automatic disqualifiers.

Employment Disqualifiers: Felony conviction.

Financial Disqualifiers: none.

Additional Disqualifiers: No automatic disqualifiers.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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