Denver Fire Department

The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality, timely, and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver and the communities we serve. Respecting each other through trust, pride, diversity, integrity, and training. Working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, and community involvement with a dedication to purpose.

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Career Opportunities

The Denver Fire Department application process occurs every other year, and academy classes are conducted on an as-needed basis. Please visit for info. The Denver Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.

In 2012, Denver voters approved Measure 2A to invest in critical services, including Denver Fire Department Academy classes and new fire apparatus.

Latest News

Mar 09, 2015

Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade appointed Firefighter Melissa Taylor as the new Public Information Officer for the Denver Fire Department. Technician Taylor will lead the Department’s media relations and execute communitywide communications campaigns. She will share on-call afterhours responsibilities with other teammates.

Mar 04, 2015

Across the nation, first responders are experiencing unacceptable levels suicide deaths among the men and women who risk their lives to protect residents. Some bold Colorado first responder leaders are stepping forward to be vocal, visible and visionary in order to elevate the conversation around these difficult issues and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority within their departments.  All those interested in hearing about these innovative and successful practices are invited to attend an educational session and discussion hosted by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado on March 11th at 9:30am at the Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network in Englewood.

Aug 27, 2013

Colorado’s new law concerning carbon monoxide alarms was signed by Governor Ritter on March 24, 2009 and applies to sales, rentals and remodels of single family and multi-family residences on and after July 1, 2009.

Dec 15, 2010

While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to the new report Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).