Firefighter Careers

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 and Arapahoe Rescue patrol.

Interesting to becoming a firefighter at South Metro?  Visit our FAQ’s to help answer all your questions. 

Contact Us

Please direct all questions or communication to HR by email.

Communication will be done only through email. Thank You

** Fall 2020 Firefighter Academy Update **

All FireTEAM respondents were notified on April 10, 2020 of their status. This included everyone who completed the exam as well as those who were scheduled but unable to complete the exam because of testing site closures due to COVID-19. Notifications were sent to each person’s e-mail address used when registering to complete the FireTEAM with the National Testing Network.

For a list of current job openings, click here.

  1. Minimum Qualifications
  2. Hiring Process
  3. Test Components

Entry Level Firefighter


  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Valid CPAT certificate through at least the date of hire
  • 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
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, criminal history review, physical, fitness/wellness assessment, medical evaluation, drug screen and psychological exam.


See below for some behind the scenes footage of the 16-week recruit academy from South Metro.