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, Denver Fire Department
Lt. Tonya Kesterson, Denver Fire Department
Capt. Greg Pixley, Denver Fire Department
Entry Level and Lateral Fire Testing
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:
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:
Certifications can be emailed to:
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.