Skip navigation



DESIRE to serve, COURAGE to act, ABILITY to perform.

Join our elite team of first responders! Firefighters respond to fire alarms as a team, and assist in extinguishing fires to protect lives and property. This includes administering first aid, rescuing in emergencies, and inspecting buildings for fire hazards to ensure compliance with fire prevention ordinances. Firefighters may also be assigned to work in support of divisions, such as human resources, fire dispatch or community outreach.


The Denver Fire Department Is Pleased to Announce a Spring 2020 Lateral Academy

The Denver Fire Department Is Pleased to Announce a Spring 2020 Lateral Academy. Application period will open 9am MST on Monday August 26, 2019 until all spots are filled. Click to visit the Denver Civil Service Commission for more information. 

For more information please see the Announcement and Informational Booklet below. 

Announcement of Examination - Lateral Firefighter (PDF)

Denver Lateral Firefighter Examination Informational Booklet 2020 (PDF)

Entry Application Window is Now CLOSED

The firefighter application is currently closed. Click to visit the Denver Civil Service Commission to register and for more information. To register and for more information please visit the Denver Civil Service Commission



For more information and to register please visit: 

Denver Civil Service Commission
101 W. Colfax Ave., 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-913-3370
Fax: 720-913-3373                              website: Denver Civil Service Commission


Mailing Address:

Denver Civil Service Commission
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 1208
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All visitors are subject to security screening



Lt. Robbie Turner

Lt. Robbie Turner


Lt. Tonya Artnerr

Lt. Tonya Kesterson


Capt. Greg Pixley

Capt. Greg Pixley


Abby Rainer
Senior Human Resources Professional
Promotional & Exam Development

Susan Billotte
Entry Level and Lateral Fire Testing

NOTE: When contacting our team, please provide your name, email and a daytime phone number.