Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic: Colorado Springs Colorado Deadline: August 31, 2017

Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Salary: Firefighter/EMT: $4,166 Per Month

Firefighter/Paramedic: $5,299 Per Month

Job Description:

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is currently building a list for anticipated future positions for Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic. This includes an anticipated academy in the spring of 2018.

Candidates MUST have a valid CPAT and FireTEAM score as a minimum qualification. A valid CPAT must be attached to their FireTEAM profile. The CPAT must be active and valid as of 11/1/2017.

Salary and Benefit Information:

Contact Info:
Colorado Springs Fire Department Human Resources

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 22 fire stations and 452 fulltime uniformed firefighters. The department has 22 engine companies, 6 truck companies, a heavy rescue team, a hazardous materials response team, and three 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 responded to 68,683 calls in 2015 and approximately 63% 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 2015 population of 457,900. 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 44.6 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: 457,900

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:

  •   Have and maintain a current National Registry EMT – Paramedic Certificate or a Colorado EMT – Paramedic Certificate. If you have only a National Register EMT Paramedic, you must be able to see Colorado State reciprocity for your EMT – Paramedic.
  •   Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
  •   Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  •   Successfully completed the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) no more than 12months prior to the deadline of 11/1/2017*.
  •   Maintain a valid FireTEAM score using National Testing Network (NTN). **
  •   Be in appropriate physical condition and meet medical standards as established by theCity of Colorado Springs Fire Department
  •   You must not have been convicted of a crime that would affect your ability to certify withthe National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Visit the NREMT website at that will preclude EMT certification

 Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic trainees, as a minimum qualification of their position, must successfully meet all testing and performance standards of the CSFD Academy, including but not limited to maintaining the required academic average on exams, passing the required number of academic and skills tests, as well as successfully passing any physical abilities testing.

*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).

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


Human Relations No minimum score Mechanical Aptitude No minimum score

Reading Math
Total Score

Minimum score of 70% – marked as pass/fail

Minimum score of 70% – marked as pass/fail

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.

How to Apply: The full job description and FireTEAM test info can be found HERE.

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