SMFR uniformed Firefighters protect lives and property through their involvement in firefighting, emergency medical care, fire prevention, disaster response, community service and public education. SMFR has twenty nine fire stations that are staffed 24/7 with three shifts working rotating 48-96 shift schedule. In addition, there are special team opportunities, including: Aircraft firefighting & Rescue; Bike Medics; Dive, Ice and Swift Water Rescue; Hazardous Materials; Incident Management Team; SWAT Medic; Technical Rescue; Urban Search & Rescue; Wildland; Pipes & Drums; Explorer Program.
Entry Level Firefighter
- High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Valid CPAT certificate through at least the application deadline
- Current Colorado EMT-B or National Registry Certificates accepted at time of application; however, National Registry certificate holders must obtain Colorado State Certifications by date of hire
- CPR Certified for the Professional Rescuer at time of application
- Possess or be able to obtain a Colorado State driver’s license by date of hire
- Possess a good driving history and be insurable by the District’s insurance provider
- Completed heptivac series or on schedule with the shot series or provide recent titer test results
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, criminal history review, physical, fitness/wellness assessment, medical evaluation, drug screen and psychological exam.
Hiring Process Overview
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Step #1 FIRE TEAM TEST
Candidates are required to take the FireTEAM test. You can take the FireTEAM test at a number of different testing centers across the United States on various dates. In order to take the FireTEAM test you must visit their website, identify a testing center near you and register to take the test. Space is limited so please don’t delay and register ASAP at:
Step #2 CPAT
Candidates are required to have a CPAT certificate. If you do not have a valid CPAT certificate you will need to obtain one by application Deadline see AIMS CPAT for details.
Based off of the FireTEAM scores, a limited number of candidates will be invited to submit an application
After Applications are submitted, a limited number of candidates will be invited back for the Oral Board Process.
FireTEAM Test Completed with National Testing Network
- A video based test consisting of 4 different components: Human Relations, Math, Mechanical, and Reading. Applicants will watch a video clip and respond to a series of related questions for the Human Relations, Math, and Mechanical components of the test. The Reading component of the test requires applicants read various texts and answer related questions.
- See Ergometrics FireTeam Video Practice Test for additional details and to take the practice test.
- To take the FireTEAM test, determine the testing center near you and register at: National Testing Network FireTEAM
- There is a $50 fee to take the FireTEAM test that will be at the candidate’s expense. For information on the testing process with NTN visit: FireTEAM Testing Process
- For frequently asked questions regarding the FireTEAM test and/or the National Testing Network (NTN) that administers the exam, please visit: FireTEAM FAQs
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
- Consists of eight separate events that require you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continued manner. This test is physically demanding and requires that the candidate be physically fit to be able to perform essential job tasks and be successful.
- Visit CPAT with Aims Community College for additional details and resources including a Candidate Preparation Guide, a Candidate Orientation Guide, a CPAT Orientation Video and much more.