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Job Requirements & Benefits

Salary & Benefits

Starting Pay: $57,323 (as of January 1, 2019)

Benefits include:

  • Paid sick leave and vacation
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Uniforms and most equipment furnished
  • Pension plan

Duties & Responsbilities

Under supervision, firefighters resond to fire alarms as a team, and assist in extinguising fires in the protection of lives and property. This includes, but is not limited to, administering first aid, rescuing individuals and animals during emergencies, and inspecting buildings for fire hazards. Firefighters may also be assigned to work with City agencies, such as human resources, fire dispatch or community outreach.

The City and County of Denver is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If any applicant or prospective applicant requires reasonable accommodation (per the Americans with Disabilities Act) in order to participate in any examination phase noted herein, the applicant must advise the Commission in advance, in writing, and provide supporting medical documentation. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The submission of a request does not necessarily mean that the request will be granted. More information can be found under Civil Service Commission.

Work Schedule

Typically, firefighters work on average a 48-hour work week. Each firefighter works one day (24 hours) and then has two days (48 hours) off. Every seventh shift, each firefighter is scheduled for an additional day off. Firefighters may also be assigned various other work schedules in accordance with their work assignments.



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

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


Main Office:
745 W. Colfax Ave. 
Phone: 720-913-3474

More Contact Info


Denver Fire Department

Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies Only
For Non-Emergencies Dial 3-1-1 or 720-913-1311


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