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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Now Hiring! Firefighter Hiring Cycle Opens

Arvada Fire recruits saluting during the Joint Recruit Academy Graduation.

Are you interested in working in one of the most rewarding and noble professions in the world? How about working for one of the most respected fire agencies in the state and region? Good news — Arvada Fire's hiring cycle for Firefighter Paramedic and Firefighter EMT careers is now open!

We will be accepting applications until Aug. 31. A Candidate Physical Ability Test (PAT) will be held by invitation only while an Assessment Center and Chiefs Oral Board Interviews will be held in October. Fire Academy will begin in February 2023. Academy is a 40-hour per week schedule for approximately 18 weeks. After academy, employees will be assigned to a 48/96 schedule for Field Instruction.

The firefighter recruit performs firefighting and emergency medical services at the BLS and/or ALS level in accordance with our rules, policies, and pre-hospital medical protocols. Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • EMT or Paramedic certified
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Passing score on FireTeam test or Colorado FIREFighter Testing Consortium test
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR (and ACLS and PALS for Paramedics)

Firefighter Paramedic 2022 Salary Tiers start at $72,743 and raises to $101,084 through year four, while Firefighter EMTs start at $66,136 and raises to $94,471 through year full. For a full list of job requirements, duties, and benefits, visit our recruitment webpage.

Arvada Fire currently maintains eight active fire stations, with a ninth scheduled to open in 2022, throughout approximately 43 square miles in the City of Arvada, the northern portion of the City of Wheat Ridge, and portions of unincorporated Jefferson County. Arvada Fire has nearly 200 employees who serve approximately 133,000 citizens with dedication, integrity, and respect. We are one of eight agencies in Colorado and one of 113 agencies nationally with accreditation and an ISO Class 1 rating.

Ready to take the next step? Begin your application:





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