Lateral Firefighter: Aurora Colorado Deadline: April 21, 2017

Lateral Firefighter

Deadline: September 6, 2017

Salary: $46,620 – $68,296 Annually

Job Description:


The Aurora Fire Rescue is looking for candidates with current or recent Public Safety experience. If you are self-motivated, self-directed, in good physical condition and believe in integrity, respect, professionalism, and customer service, Aurora Fire Rescue can offer you a career in a beautiful and growing city.
This application is for an academy start date of Monday August 7th, 2017. We anticipate opening new applications for a projected academy start date of January 2018 at a later date.

Examples of Duties

  • Responds to fire, rescue and emergency medical calls for service including providing fire suppression, emergency medical treatment, and assistance to technical rescue teams as assigned
  • Responds to and stabilizes incident area in hazardous materials incidents
  • Designates and establishes safe medical treatment area for the assessment, treatment, stabilization and transportation of patients according to medical protocol and level of emergency medical certification
  • Participates in training to maintain and upgrade current physical fitness, fire fighting and emergency medical skills
  • Cleans, maintains, and inspects apparatus and equipment checks every shift
  • Cleans, maintains and performs duties related to the maintenance and repair of fire station facility and equipment
  • Responds to requests for public assistance for moving invalids, welfare checks, smoke and Carbon Monoxide monitor checks, blood pressure, first aid standby and bomb threats
  • Provides fire safety, prevention, health assessments, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid training in the public schools or to other community groups upon request
  • Resolves routine problems encountered in performance of work assignments
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
    For more information visit the AFD recruiting website.


Related experience for Lateral firefighter shall include service within a full service fire department which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Structural fire suppression
  • Emergency medical Services
  • Fire prevention
  • Inspections
  • Public education programs
  • Relevant military experience
  • Medical Field
  • Law Enforcement
  • National Registry preferred but not required

Click here (Download PDF reader) for a list of minimum qualifications for a Lateral Firefighter applicants

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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