Entry Application is currently Closed.
Scheduled testing is projected for mid 2019, with updates to follow.
We encourage you to take advantage of additional information on the Denver Fire Recruiting website.
The Civil Service Commission has established a first tier of Minimum Qualifications that a Fire applicant must meet in order to be eligible to test.
Applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications. Except as noted herein, any failure to meet one or more of the minimum qualifications will result in your immediate disqualification. Please note that some standards have particular time limits associated with them. If this applies to your situation, you may later become eligible and apply once those time limits have lapsed.If you have already scheduled an appointment and find that you do not meet the minimum qualifications, please contact the Denver Civil Service Commission at (720) 913-3365.
The minimum qualifications for Firefighter have been updated effective December 19,2014. Please see the following link to Commission Rule 3, Qualifications for Original Appointment. You may also reference the Firefighter Informational Booklet pages 3-15 for in depth explanations
How can you prepare:
It can take from six months to a year to complete all the testing/screening phases. As a result you can begin to prepare by:
Salary: $55,251.00 (as of January 1, 2018)
Benefits: Paid sick leave and vacation
Medical and dental insurance
Uniforms and most equipment furnished
For this information and more, download the complete Out-of-State Applicants Brochure
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Cancellation of Suitability or Polygraph Appointments
To reschedule your appointment please contact the vendor who you made the appointment with.
No one expects a Fire applicant to have a "perfect" background. However, your background is required to reflect the maturity, integrity and judgment appropriate for a Firefighter; otherwise you are not likely to be successful in the testing/selection process.
Firefighters are required to demonstrate the highest possible personal integrity through their honesty and ethical conduct. Firefighters must be truthful. Firefighters need to faithfully perform their duties and always do the right thing for the right reason.
Firefighters must possess good common sense and must demonstrate through their past behavior that they can analyze a situation quickly, make sound and responsible decisions and take appropriate action.The Commission will conduct criminal and motor vehicle records checks. The Commission considers your age at the time of any offense, the severity of the offense and any fines and/or penalties imposed. Any demonstrated behaviors that exhibit a pattern of unwillingness to comply with laws, rules, regulations or orders raises serious concerns about your character and your judgment.
Do not assume that juvenile records are automatically cleared upon becoming an adult. Additionally, accepting a plea bargain or completing a deferred judgment or sentence does not necessarily clear your criminal record. Please verify your eligibility prior to submitting a Fire application.
Firefighters must demonstrate maturity, good decision making skills, initiative and the ability to follow through on commitments without constant supervision and detailed instruction. Firefighters must critically analyze options and determine an appropriate course of action in a given situation. Firefighters must maintain good working relationships and must be able to interact effectively with the public.
Firefighters must deal effectively with others in a cooperative and courteous manner. Firefighters must be able to work effectively alone or as a member of a larger team. Firefighters must demonstrate impartiality in dealing with issues of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, disability, religion and cultural diversity.
Firefighters must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of a Firefighter (with or without reasonable accommodation). The mental and physical demands of the Fire Academy followed by an extensive probationary period and rigorous work schedules place heavy demands on those entrusted to serve as a Firefighter. Are you physically and mentally prepared to become a Firefighter?
Denver Civil Service Commission
Denver Post Building
101 W Colfax Ave 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (720) 913-3370
Fax: (720) 913-3373
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All visitors are subject to security screening.
Denver Civil Service Commission
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 1208
Denver, CO 80202
For questions regarding Firefighting positions, please contact:
Lt. Robbie Turner, Denver Fire Department
Lt. Tonya Kesterson, Denver Fire Department
Capt. Greg Pixley, Denver Fire Department
Abby Rainer, CSC Senior HR Professional
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