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.

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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 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.

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