COLORADO SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT
375 PRINTERS PARKWAY
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 80910
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Updated: August 31, 2019
Job Classification: Entry Level Firefighter
The Colorado Springs Fire Department is currently building a list for an anticipated academy in FEBRUARY 2020 for Entry Level Firefighter.
Candidates MUST have a valid FireTEAM score as a minimum qualification submitted to the department no later than 8/31/2019 by 11:59pm. To submit a copy of your CPAT and EMT certification please refer to the department website (https://csfd.coloradosprings.gov/page/application-testing-process) for instructions and deadlines.
Salary and Benefit Information: https://csfd.coloradosprings.gov/page/firefighter-salary-benefits
Candidate Contact:Colorado Springs Fire Department Human Resourcescsfdhr@springsgov.com719-385-7226Department Overview: The Colorado Springs Fire Department went into service on February 12, 1894, with one fire station, a staff of six and a horse-drawn pumper. Today, the department has 22 fire stations and 452 fulltime uniformed firefighters. The department has 22 engine companies, 6 truck companies, a heavy rescue team, a hazardous materials response team, and three medical squads. Additionally, the department has 11 brush trucks for wildland firefighting, one air supply truck, one hazardous material decontamination vehicle, and one hose wagon. Fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with daily minimum staffing of 115 personnel. Major programs include Hazardous Materials Response, Heavy Rescue, High Angle Rescue, and Wildfire Suppression, with many other programs that support the department’s mission. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is the first responder on all medical emergencies within the city, as well as the provider of all fire code enforcement activities. The department responded to 71,709 calls in 2017 and approximately 63.5% of those are medical emergencies.
City Information: The City of Colorado Springs is located in south-central Colorado between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the eastern plains of Colorado. The city is 195 square miles and the elevation is 6,035 feet with an estimated 2018 population of 465,101. Colorado Springs is the state’s largest city in terms of area and second only to Denver in population. The city lies in a semi-arid climate with an average snowfall of 44.6 inches annually.There are five major military institutions in Colorado Springs: Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, and the United States Air Force Academy. These bases are a significant factor in the local economy, constituting over 20% of all employment. Other major industries include defense contracting, healthcare, software development, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, data centers, religious and nonprofit organizations, and tourism.Some of the major attractions in Colorado Springs include Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Broadmoor Hotel, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, United States Olympic Training Center, and United States Air Force Academy.Population:465,101
US Citizen: Yes, You must be by the date of hire a US citizen, permanent resident alien, temporary resident alien, applicant for temporary resident status, refugee or asylee. All applicants that are offered employment must provide documents to establish their identity and employment eligibility for authorization to work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: Yes.
Valid COLORADO State Driver's License: Yes, or able to obtain. Any valid US driver's license is acceptable.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: No felony convictions allowed; candidates must not have been convicted of a crime that would affect your ability to certify with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Visit the NREMT website at https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/policy_felony.asp that will preclude EMT certification.