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Starting at 9:00 a.m.on Monday, February 1, 2016, New Hire applicants can log on to our new applicant tracking system iCIMS to complete an applicant profile and to complete the Firefighter application. Yahoo users are strongly advised to create alternative e-mail addresses due to challenges that exist betwen the City & County of Denver's web-based email system and Yahoo.

Applications will only be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.

A limited number of applications will be accepted and there are a limited number of Firefighter Written Test appointments. Therefore, you will not be allowed to schedule a test appointment at this time.

Upon verification of your eligibility and acceptance of your application, selected applicants will be scheduled to attend one Denver Fire Department Orientation/Mentoring session. Attendance is mandatory for consideration for further processing with the Denver Fire Department.

Sessions are tentatively scheduled for the evenings of February 9, 10, and 11, 2016.

The selected applicants who complete the Orientation/Mentoring session will be sent an e-mail invitation to schedule a Firefighter Written Test appointment. Due to the limited number of test appointments, walk-in testing will not be allowed. By Invitation Only - Firefighter Testing begins on Monday, March 1, 2016 and ends on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Minimum qualification requirements and study guide information can be found on our website at

Firefighter Jobs

The hiring process for Denver Firefighter is administered by the Civil Service Commission which screens applicants for qualifications, conducts background investigations, and facilitates testing.

Application Period  Hiring Projections   Additional Information  Job Alerts
Application closed.  Check back fall 2015. 24 for 2014.

Other preparation resources:
  • Ride-a-long information for City & County of Denver residents can be obtained by contacting (720) 913-3438.  Outside of Denver contact your local fire department to check on ride-a-long programs.
  • Contact Captain Greg Pixley, DFD Recruiter for more information.

The Department of Safety is an equal opportunity employer. Our recruitment efforts are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion within the department. 

2012 Recruitment Report

2010 Recruitment Standards & Guidelines

Pay and benefits for Denver Police Officers, Firefighters, and Deputy Sheriffs is determined by collective bargaining agreements between the City and County of Denver and local union officials. Generally, collective bargaining agreements are established for three year increments. The right to collective bargaining is granted by city charter for police officer, firefighter, and deputy sheriff employees.

Physical Fitness

Download Physical Ability Test Video and Preparation Guide

Establishing and maintaining a regular nutrition and fitness plan are essential elements for a long and successful career in public safety. The physical demands of law enforcement and fire service jobs are real. You may be called upon to move an accident victim to safety, subdue a violent criminal, climb flights of stairs to render first aide, or several other scenarios during your career.

The overall stress of a career in public safety is also very real. After consulting with your doctor, consider a regular fitness and nutrition program as part of your daily lifestyle. The links provided on this web page are just a few of the many options available to learn more about healthy living. 


Get Connected with Public Safety Employee Groups

If you're interested in working for the Department of Safety, we encourage you to get connected with one of our police, fire, or sheriff employee groups below: