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Lateral Firefighter;

Denver is hiring experienced Firefighters!

The application is NOW Closed

The Denver Civil Service Commission will offer testing/screening to 200 applicants to create an eligible register for the position of Lateral Firefighter for the Denver Fire Department. 

Application Period will open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 and will remain open for the first 200 applications or no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018.

ANNOUNCEMENT and  2019 Lateral Informational Booklet

Please read the announcement and informational booklet for details regarding the testing/screening phases, the qualifications and experience requirements, and the required certifications needed at the time of application.

For questions regarding Firefighting positions, please contact:

Lt. Robbie Turner

Lt. Robbie Turner, Denver Fire Department 
(720) 925-9408
Firejobs@denvergov.org

 

 

 

 

Lt. Tonya Artnerr

Lt. Tonya Kesterson, Denver Fire Department 

(720) 913-9946
Firejobs@denvergov.org

 

 

 

Capt. Greg Pixley

Capt. Greg Pixley, Denver Fire Department 
(303) 944-3212
Firejobs@denvergov.org

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Billotte

Entry Level and Lateral Fire Testing
(720) 913-3358
susan.billotte@denvergov.org

Applicants must meet all of the employment requirements and minimum qualifications established by the Department of Safety, Fire Department and the Denver Civil Service Commission.

In order to qualify as a Lateral Firefighter, at the time of application, applicants must be:

  • Currently employed as a full time paid firefighter employed by a state, county, or municipal fire department;
  • OR a retired firefighter who voluntarily separated (within the last 12 months) from full time paid employment from a state, county, or municipal fire department;
  • OR a former paid firefighter who separated (within the last 12 months) as a result of lay-offs from full time employment by a state, county, or municipal fire department;
  • WITH a minimum of three years (full-time) paid firefighting experience while employed full time by a state, county, or municipal fire department. (Academy training does not count toward the three-year experience requirement.)

Lateral applicants will be required to submit all applicable training records and three (3) years of current or most recent department evaluations.
At the time of application, applicants must possess and provide copies of the following certifications/accreditations:

  • State Firefighter II certification (must meet ProBoard/IFSAC accreditation);
  • Hazardous Materials Operations certification (must meet ProBoard/IFSAC accreditation);
  • Current State of Colorado or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification;  and
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification (must meet Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer qualification).

Certifications can be emailed to:
csc.entry.fire@denvergov.org 

At time of appointment, applicants must also possess and provide a copy of a Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification.  Per the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), CPAT certifications are only valid for a twelve month period of time from date of issuance. 

Applicants must not have any job performance issues resulting in a negative or “needs improvement” status or evaluation in the past 24 months and applicants can have no disciplinary actions in their current or former department resulting in lost time in the past 24 months.

Additional information on the application process and qualifications can be found from the Informational Booklet.

 

Required Forms:

  • Background History Packet
  • Job Release and Waiver Forms
  • Lateral Firefighter Addendum Form